Ch 4: Lab & Science Safety

About This Chapter

Review important science experimentation and research safety practices by referring to this short chapter. These lessons provide a quick and easy way to study this material as you prepare for science class discussions, tests or even college admissions exams.

Lab & Science Safety - Chapter Summary

What type of safety equipment might you find in a science lab? How should certain types of specimens in a science lab be handled? Which equipment is most important in a chemistry lab? These are among the topics you could expect to explore when you use this resource.

From science research regulations to chemical storage, you can learn about all aspects of laboratory and science safety when using these video and text lessons. Once your review of this chapter is complete, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand safety regulations applying to scientific research and lab settings
  • Evaluate lab safety risks and understand how to avoid them
  • Name personal and standard safety equipment and rules used in science labs
  • Explain how to use, store and dispose of chemicals in a lab
  • Detail ways to handle biological specimens
  • Describe chemistry lab supplies and tools

Through illustrations, examples and definitions delivered by expert instructors, you can develop a deeper understanding of this topic. Studying is made easy and convenient with short 5-10 minute lessons and 24/7 accessibility on any device. Ensure that you fully understand each subject by taking self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Lab & Science Safety
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Conducting Scientific Research: Safety Concerns & Regulations

1. Conducting Scientific Research: Safety Concerns & Regulations

When scientists conduct research, safety is a top concern. Learn about the kinds of hazards a scientist faces depending on the kind of work that they do, as well as some risks with scientific research. Plus, see how safety regulations protect all of us.

Understanding Risks & Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments

2. Understanding Risks & Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments

An important step in designing your experiment involves identifying and evaluating any potential safety risks. Knowing what these risks are ahead of time can help you avoid accidents and dangerous situations, which helps keep the experiment safe and fun for all.

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.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

4. 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.

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.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

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.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

7. 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.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

8. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.

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