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In support of all the students who are displaced from school due to the Corona virus. Access to physics zone and chemistry zone lessons are now available free of charge. This will be maintained at least through August 1st 2020. Learn and be well.

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Chemistry Lab Safety Rules

The Following is a list of safe laboratory practices which are expected of all students.

1) Eye protection (chemical splash goggles) must be worn at all times in the laboratory.  If chemicals splash into someone's eyes, act quickly and get them into the eye wash station, do not wait for the instructor.

2) Students should wear durable clothing that covers the arms, legs, torso and feet.(note: sandals, shorts, tank tops etc. have no place in the lab.)

3) To protect clothing from chemical damage, wear a lab apron or lab coat. Long hair should be tied back to keep it from coming into contact with lab chemicals or flames.

4) An open flame may be ignited only when no flammable solvents are in the vicinity. The person lighting the flame must check with students in the vicinity to see if they are working with flammable solvents.

5) In case of injury (cut, burn, fire etc.) notify the teacher immediately

6) In case of a fire or imminently dangerous situation, notify everyone who may be affected immediately, be sure the teacher is also notified.

7) In case of a serious cut, stop blood flow using direct pressure using a clean towel, notify the teacher immediately.

8) Know the location and operation of :

9) Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited in the laboratory at all times

10) Never work in the laboratory without proper supervision by a teacher.

11) Never carry out unauthorized experiments. Come to the laboratory prepared. If you are unsure about what to do, please ask the teacher.

12) Never pipette using mouth suction. Avoid inhaling and never taste any chemical in the lab.

13) Never force glass tubing through a rubber stopper. If glass tubing must be inserted into a rubber stopper, be sure to lubricate both the stopper and the tubing (glycerol or soapy water). Protect your hands, wrap the glass tubing in a towel while inserting.

14) Always remember, HOT glassware looks exactly the same as COLD glassware, be careful what you touch.