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Ch 20: Lab Safety Procedures and Hazards

About This Chapter

Watch our video lessons to familiarize yourself with lab safety procedures and hazards. Learn the considerations and processes necessary to stay safe in a laboratory.

Lab Safety Procedures and Hazards - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through the various techniques for protecting people and equipment from accidents in the laboratory. Learn how to safely use equipment and store and dispose of hazardous materials. Also, find out about laws and regulations intended to avoid injuries to people or the environment. The lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • Overview of laboratory safety techniques
  • Identifying standard safety equipment in a laboratory
  • How to safely store, use and dispose of chemicals
  • OSHA health and safety regulations
  • Understanding SDS/OSHA labels
  • Public safety concerns and the disposal of hazardous materials.

These short, engaging video lessons are taught by experts in their field. To make learning easier, we offer features in our videos including video tags to skip to main points in each lesson and links to text lessons for additional details about key terms. You can also take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam as methods of self-assessment to see how well you grasped the information presented by our instructors.

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: Lab Safety Procedures and 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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