Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab


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What is the best way to protect your feet in a laboratory?

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1. What does PPE stand for?

2. Which of the following would you use to protect your overall body in the lab?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess the different safety equipment that is used in the science lab. You will be quizzed on foot and eye protection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The best protection for feet
  • PPE acronym
  • What is used to protect the whole body
  • Main purpose of safety goggles
  • When to use ventilation hood

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related personal safety equipment lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how best to protect the eyes when working in a science lab
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about when to use ventilation hoods in the science lab

Additional Learning

There is also a related lesson called Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Identify what personal protective equipment is and how it helps a person maintain safety when working in a lab
  • Understand how the hands can be protected in the lab
  • Recall the importance of protecting the face and the eyes in the lab and the safety equipment that carries out that protection
  • Review how an apron provides general body protection from the chemicals in a science lab
  • Learn about how it is important to wear close-toed shoes, use a ventilation hood, and wear ear protection in the lab