Ch 4: Laboratory Equipment, Safety & Procedures

About This Chapter

View these lessons to brush up on laboratory safety practices and common procedures performed in the lab. Review information on laboratory equipment and how it is used.

Laboratory Equipment, Safety & Procedures - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons explore laboratory procedures, starting with a look at most the common equipment and how it is used. Other lessons examine safety techniques and protection equipment. You'll also review how to handle various types of materials in the lab. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Detail the best methods for handling laboratory solutions, chemicals and biological materials
  • Utilize laboratory measurements
  • Respond to emergency situations in the lab
  • Define the Material Safety Data Sheet and its purpose

You can view these text and video lessons on a computer or mobile device as your schedule permits. The multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each lesson allow you to practice your test-taking skills and assess your knowledge of the subject matter. If you need to review certain points of the video lessons, the embedded tags make it possible to go right to that spot without having to re-watch the entire lesson.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Laboratory Equipment, Safety & Procedures
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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.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

4. Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

Working in a laboratory requires careful attention, both for safety and successful completion of tasks. Learn about the many ways biological and chemical substances need to be properly prepared, identified, stored, dispensed, and disposed of.

Responding to Emergency Situations in the Lab

5. Responding to Emergency Situations in the Lab

Science laboratories can be dangerous places. This lesson will discuss how to respond to various emergency situations one might encounter in the lab, from cuts and burns, to corrosive and poisonous substances, to fires.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

6. Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

There are many different units that can be used for measurements. This may not only lead to incorrect data measurements, but also to confusion about which units are most appropriate. Therefore, a standard set of units is used for each type of measurement in the biology lab.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): Definition & Purpose

7. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): Definition & Purpose

In this lesson, you'll learn what a material safety data sheet is, its purpose, what information it contains, and the things you should focus on as a worker.

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