Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment


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Which of the following is NOT a lab safety rule?

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1. What should you do if a substance is not labelled?

2. When should you read through the lab instructions?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of laboratory safety rules such as disposal of substances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to examine your knowledge of:

  • Lab safety rules
    • What to do if you have an unlabeled substance
    • Reading lab instructions
    • Discarding lab substances
    • Heating substances

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on laboratory safety
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about what do to when heating substances in a different light
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the appropriate time to read lab instructions

Additional Learning

To learn more about laboratory safety, review the lesson called Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Why people should follow rules in the lab
  • Safety rules for personal protection such as wearing gloves and tying back long hair
  • Rules on how to handle containers and substances
  • What to do in situations where there are accidents and spills in the lab
  • The importance of a clean lab station