BIOLOGY LABORATORY

 

  1. Wear approved eye protection in the laboratory continuously.  This means eye covering which will protect against both impact and splashes.  If you should get a chemical in your eyes, wash with flowing water from sink or fountain for 15-20 minutes.  Lab aprons and hand protection must be worn for dissection of preserved specimens.

 

  1. Perform no unauthorized experiments.

 

  1. In case of fire or accident, call the instructor at once.  Note the location of fire extinguishers and safety showers now so that you can use them if needed.  Wet towels are very efficient for smothering fires.

 

  1. Accidents must be reported to the instructor.

 

  1. Do not taste anything in the laboratory.  This applies to food as well as chemicals.  Do not use the laboratory as an eating-place nor eat or drink from laboratory glassware.

 

  1. Exercise great care in noting the odor of fumes and avoid breathing fumes of any kind.

 

  1. Do not use mouth suction in filling pipettes with chemical reagents.  Use a suction bulb or pipette pump.

 

  1. Do not force glass tubing into rubber stoppers.  Protect your hands with a towel when inserting tubing into stoppers.

 

  1. Confine long hair when in the laboratory.  Also a laboratory apron is essential when you are wearing easily combustible clothing.  Such an apron affords desirable protection on all occasions.

 

  1. Never work in the laboratory alone.

 

  1. No food or drink is allowed in the lab room.

 

I have read the above rules and will observe them in my biology/physiology course.

 

 

 

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