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Science Laboratory
Safety Rules


If you are working in a science laboratory at school there are some important rules that need to be followed before conducting your science experiment.

 

 

1.   A teacher should always be present when entering the lab.
2.   Leave all your belongings outside the lab.
3.   No running in the lab, always walk to avoid accidents.
4.   No shouting or messing around with anything or anyone.
5.   Long hair should be tied back.
6.   Safety goggles must be worn to protect your eyes.
7.   Eating and drinking in the laboratory is not allowed.
8.   Follow all instructions carefully.
9.   Ask questions if you are uncertain about the experiment.
10. When finished with your experiment waste materials should be put in the correct containers.
11.  Put away all your equipment and clean your work bench.
12.  Wash your hands.

*Ask yourself a few safety questions before you begin any science experiment -

1.)  Do I need to wear gloves? 

2.) Do I need to wear safety goggles or safety specs? 

3.)  Do I need to wear a lab coat to protect my clothing?

*If working with any chemicals or products always read the labels to see if they are an irritant, toxic, hazard or corrosive and if so be such to take extra care when handling them and wear protection.

 
 
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