Rules for Basic Laboratory Safety
Safety goggles must be worn at all times in the laboratory.
eating or drinking in the laboratory.
taste or touch the laboratory chemicals.
wash your hands before leaving the laboratory.
proper clothing—safety glasses, closed-toed shoes, and an apron;
tie long hair back and remove all jewelry.
follow the written directions, and never perform an unauthorized experiment.
add acid to water. This prevents the acid from spattering.
heating test tubes away from others and yourself, and heat them slowly.
return unused chemicals to their original containers. This prevents contamination.
use a pipette bulb or a pipetter to transfer when using a pipette. Never
use your mouth.
use a fume hood when working with toxic substances. Never inhale fumes
use an open flame near flammable liquids.
of chemicals in the designated disposal site—not in the sink or