Chemistry Laboratory Safety
The following are excerpts from the USM Laboratory Safety Plan. A full copy of the Plan is in each laboratory, in Science 361, and in Science 161. Consult the Plan for further detail.
Do not work in any lab without training and certification.
When you accept the responsibility for working in a laboratory, first familiarize yourself with the lab's procedures dealing with emergency and safety situations, as well as protocols for managing chemicals, equipment, and waste. As part of your training to work in this lab, you will become acquainted with these procedures as well as with the layout and location of the safety manual so you will be able to access information quickly. When another person needs help, always remember to evaluate the potential danger to yourself before taking action.
Clothing on Fire
On a Person -
Plan in advance and have on hand the materials necessary to neutralize or otherwise control any spills which might occur.
FURTHER DETAIL IS CONTAINED IN THE USM LAB SAFETY PLAN
USM Chemistry Club
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