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Lab Safety Guidelines

Norxlife’s “Lab Rats” Present Basic Laboratory Safety Guidelines. Our common sense Lab Safety Guidelines are ideal for academic laboratories and provide a cute reminder to students to work safely. Please click here to download a PDF copy of our Laboratory Safety Guidelines, which are free for common use. Lab Safety Guidelines Wear appropriate clothing! • Safety glasses • Protective gloves • Lab coat • Closed toed shoes (no sandals!) Don’t wear jewelry or loose articles • Tie long hair back • Do not wear neckties or scarves • Remove rings, dangling earrings and necklaces Know the Rules and Follow Safety Procedures Locate the following before you start: • Eye Wash station • Safety Shower • First Aid Kit • Fire Extinguisher • Emergency Phone Numbers (Poison Control, Fire Station, Campus Police, etc.) Handle Chemicals Safely • Read labels • Identify chemical hazards • Protect your eyes, skin and lungs • Segregate contaminated waste • Handle glassware carefully • Keep chemicals in secondary containers Understand the Risks • Bunsen burner sparks and flames can ignite chemical fumes • Keep waste containers closed • Never taste anything! Keep food out of the lab • Hot glassware requires special handling • Never work alone Be Tidy • Don’t leave containers on the floor • Avoid obstructing walkways • Report broken glass • Clean up after yourself