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Ch 2: Lab Safety - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

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Review the essentials of lab safety with the brief but informative lessons found in this chapter. Use these resources to help prepare for related questions on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science exam.

ORELA Middle Grades General Science: Lab Safety - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review lab safety equipment, protocols and procedures. Our brief video lessons help you prepare for the following topics on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science exam:

  • Types of lab safety equipment, including equipment for personal safety
  • Lab safety techniques
  • Safe chemical use, storage and disposal
  • SDS/OSHA labels
  • Hazardous materials disposal

Go through the lessons at your own pace, taking as much or as little time as you need. Use the self-assessment quizzes to identify topics you need to work further on. If you have any questions, our team of experts is here to help!

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Lab Safety - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

1. Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

Biologists use all kinds of equipment in their labs to run their experiments. In this lesson, you'll identify some of the most common pieces of equipment as well as when you should or shouldn't use them.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

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.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

6. 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

7. 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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