Laboratory Safety Rules!
When you are working in a science laboratory (at school) there are some important rules that need to be followed before conducting your science investigation or experiment.
1. Mr. Leach must always be present when conducting ANY lab experiment or
2. No running in the lab, always walk to avoid accidents.
3. No shouting or playing around with anything or anyone.
4. Long hair or loose clothing must be tied back.
5. Safety goggles must be worn at all times (when appropriate).
6. Eating and drinking in the laboratory is not allowed.
7. Follow all instructions carefully.
8. Ask questions if you are uncertain about the experimental procedure.
9. When finished with your experiment, all waste materials should be disposed
10. Put away all your equipment and clean your work bench.
11. Wash your hands & be happy!
Ask yourself a few safety questions before you begin any science experiment -
1. Do I clearly understand the experimental proceedures?
2. Do I need to wear safety goggles or any other safety equipment?
3. Do I have all of the materials needed for the experiment?*
4. Is Mr. Leach present in the classroom?
*If working with any chemicals or products always read the labels to see if they are an irritant, toxic, hazardous or corrosive and if so be such to take extra care when handling them and always wear personal safety gear.