Lab Safety Guide

Practice Good Housekeeping and Personal Hygiene

  • Avoid direct contact with any chemical.
  • Never smell, inhale or taste laboratory chemicals.
  • Always wash hands and arms with soap and water after removing gloves and before leaving the work area.
  • Never eat, drink, chew gum or tobacco, smoke or apply cosmetics in the laboratory.
  • Do not pick up broken glass with your hands. Use tongs or other mechanical means.
  • Remove Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves and lab coats before leaving the lab.
  • Remove gloves before handling common items like phones, instruments, door knobs, etc.
  • Keep all work areas clean and uncluttered. Wipe down benches with cleaners or disinfectants regularly.
  • Do not block emergency showers, eye washes, exits or hallways.

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