Ch 5: GACE Physics: Lab Safety Procedures & Hazards

About This Chapter

This chapter is part of our GACE Physics course designed to prepare your for the test that determines Georgia state teaching certification eligibility. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will improve your understanding of the knowledge you must demonstrate in order to pass the GACE exam in physics.

GACE Physics: Lab Safety Procedures & Hazards Chapter Summary

Our instructors are qualified to make your study strategies more efficient and enhance your existing practical knowledge of lab safety and procedures. This chapter will help you prepare for the GACE Physics assessments by demonstrating these topics:

  • Lab safety equipment and personal safety practices
  • Procedures for proper chemical and biological storage, use and disposal
  • Concerns regarding the disposal of hazardous materials
  • OSHA and SDS regulations and labels

Use our text transcripts as a guide to make your studying more efficient. Our video lessons are equipped with a unique tagging system that makes it easy for you to jump to the topics you need to study.

Objectives of the GACE Physics: Lab Safety Procedures & Hazards Chapter

This chapter's lessons will help you review your existing knowledge as well as introduce you to unfamiliar concepts tested on the GACE Physics assessments. The test is used in Georgia as one of the requirements for certification to teach physics.

Questions on lab safety are in the exam's Scientific Inquiry, Processes, Technology and Society subarea, which accounts for 28% of GACE Physics Test II. All questions are multiple-choice. The self-assessment quizzes provided at the end of each lesson will test your comprehension of the information covered on the GACE Physics test and also provide a sample of the types of questions you'll encounter on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: GACE Physics: Lab Safety Procedures & Hazards
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Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

1. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

2. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.

Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

3. Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

Science labs are great places to explore and learn. But they're only as safe as the people who use them, so in this lesson, we'll discuss some of the ways that you can protect yourself and prevent personal harm in the event of a lab accident.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

4. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

5. Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

Working with biological specimens can be interesting and rewarding. But we need to be careful when handling and disposing of these types of specimens because they do have the potential to do harm both in and out of the lab.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

6. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

7. Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

Safety Data Sheets are an important component of safe lab work. In this lesson, we'll dissect an SDS to better understand its various components and see how they help keep you and everyone else safe in any lab setting.

Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

8. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.

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