A brief summary of important laboratory safety concerns
- For further details read this link.
- You must attend training.
- You must take some responsibility if you work in a lab.
- You must be organized and neat.
- You must leave walkways and doorways clear.
- You must clearly label dangerous objects and/or situations.
- All gas tanks must be secured/strapped.
- All gas tanks must be capped when not in use.
- All gas tanks must be capped when moved.
- You must leave the building when the fire alarm sounds.
- Do not dump toxic chemicals down the drain.
- Properly store and label chemicals.
- Use protective glasses and gloves.
- Do not keep electrical devices in fume hoods.
- Do not leave hot plates "on" and unattended.
- Do not "mess" with radiation equipment.
- Do not eat or drink in labs with chemicals or radiation.
- Pick good passwords; Backup...Backup...Backup; and virus check your disks.
- Lock your lab doors.
- No trash in the hallways.
- Paper and cardboard is recycled.
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