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laboratory Safety Rules - Technology and Engineering Duxbury High School

  1. Students will work individually on some projects, while other projects will be done with partners or groups. For partner or group work, each student should interpret data and answer questions separately unless directed otherwise.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the lab/shop procedures before beginning the project.
  3. Carefully follow directions, both written and oral. Do only the steps described in the prcedure of the experiment or that are described and/or approved by the teacher. If you are in doubt about any procedure, ask your teacher for help. Think about safety.
  4. Everyone should be alert and proceed with caution at all times in the shop/laboratory. Take care not to bump another student and to remain at your lab station while performing an experiment or working on a project. Any unattended experiment or tool can result in an accident.
  5. Wear safety glasses/goggles and other appropriate safety equipment whenever you are using potentially dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  6. Clothing should be appropriate for working in the lab/shop. Jackets, ties and other loose garments and jewelry should be removed. Ideally, dress for lab should include long pants and shoes that cover the entire foot.
  7. Do not engage in horseplay such as ticling, throwing objects, squirting water, etc. Misbehavior such as horseplay could result in your dismissal from the classroom and you may not be allowed to participate in future labs, projects and activities.
  8. If you cut yourself, spill a chemical on yourself or recieve a burn by touching a hot object, run cold water over the affected area, and you or your partner should notify the teacher immediately.
  9. Learn the location of the eye wash fountain and/or water faucets in the laboratory/shop. If a substance is splashed in your eyes, immediately use the eye wash fountain or water faucet to rinse your eyes. This should not happen if you are wearing goggles.
  10. Do not taste, touch or semll any reagents unless directed to do so by your teacher.When smelling chemicals or gases, use a waftingmotion to direct the odor toward your nose.

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