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Lab Safety Equipment and Procedures - Chapter Summary
Knowing how to correctly use and handle lab equipment and materials is of utmost importance when working in a laboratory. In this chapter, our expert instructors guide you through the necessary protocol for personal safety, handling biological specimens and disposing of hazardous materials. You'll investigate the functionality of lab safety equipment and why safety procedures are necessary. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Safely use, store and dispose of chemicals
- Identify lab and personal safety equipment and procedures for protecting yourself
- Weigh the risks of using and disposing of hazardous materials
These brief but useful lessons are followed by multiple-choice quizzes and a more comprehensive chapter exam to help you apply the information you've learned. These assessment tools will also help you identify any areas you need to re-examine. You can use the links embedded in the quizzes to go back to specific points within the videos for easier review. Complete each lesson at your own pace while tracking your progress through the Dashboard feature. If any questions on the material arise, instructors are always available to answer them.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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