Read all laboratory exercises before coming to the
Safety glasses must be worn when you are heating materials
or working with acids, bases or other potentially dangerous chemicals
Know where all of the safety equipment is in the laboratory
such as the eyewash stations, shower (if present), fire exits, fire extinguishers,
fire blankets, gas cutoff valve, chemical spill cleanup kit, telephone.
If you come into contact with chemicals, stains, etc., wash
the affected part with water.
Report all spills, accidents, breakage, cuts, and
contaminations to the instructor immediately.
Use the fume hood as indicated in a laboratory exercise.
Read the protocols carefully and often while performing the
Make sure you read all labels on dropper bottles,
Place all waste materials, such as chemical, contaminated
materials, etc. in the proper containers.
Keep your work area neat and organized. Book bags, purses,
books etc. should be stored in the indicated areas. Not on your lab table or
around it where someone can trip over them.
Wash the lab table with cleaner before and after your
perform a laboratory exercise.
Please note that clothing can be damaged in the lab. Use
lab aprons / coats.
No sandals or open shoes are to be worn in lab.
Hot glassware looks like cold glassware, use the "hot hand"
or tongs when handling it.
When using the Bunsen burner do not leave it unattended. If
you must leave the lab table, turn off the burner and relight it when you
return. The flame of the burner is hard to see, make sure you do not bend over
the burner, or get extraneous materials near it. If you have long hair, put it
up so it will not interfere with the operations you are performing in lab.
Use all equipment following the correct protocols and
operating instructions. (Laboratory Exercise #1 will introduce you to the
"tools" you will be using in lab and their correct operation.
Be careful when using scalpels, scissors, probes,
glassware, etc. and working with preserved specimens. You may wish to wear
disposable gloves when working with preserved specimens. If you have a latex
allergy please inform the instructor.