Dress Code Rule #1
Never wear open shoes on Sandals on lab days.
Dress Code Rule #2
Tie back long hair.
Dress Code Rule #3
Always wear safety goggles whenever you are working with chemicals or other substances that might get into your eyes.
General Precaution #1
Read all directions for an experiment several times before beginning an activity. If in doubt, call a teacher for help!
General Precaution #2
Wash your hands after each experiment.
General Precaution #3
Never run or act carelessly in the lab.
General Precaution #4
No eating or drinking.
General Precaution #5
If you are allergic to something that may be present in the lab inform the teacher before the activity or lab.
General Precaution #6
Fire extinguishers are located in the front and rear of the room.
General Precaution #7
In case of an emergency exit the room quickly and quietly through the rear door and out onto the grass area away from the building.
Lab Supplies #1
Always report any accidents or injuries to your teacher, no matter how minor you think they are.
Fire Safety #1
Never reach across a flame.
Lab Supplies #2
Never look directly into a test tube when mixing or heating chemicals.
Lab Supplies #3
Never smell or taste a chemical unless you are instructed by your teacher.
Lab Supplies #4
Always point a test tube away from you and other when heating it over a flame or heat source.
Lab Supplies #5
Never leave a lighted burner or candle unattended. Turn off the burner when not in use. Gas jets are off when the handle is perpendicular to the jet nozzle.
Lab Supplies #6
Always cut away from the body.
Lab Supplies #7
Immediately notify a teacher if you get cut or spill something on your clothing.
Lab Supplies #8
lab aprons are always available. If you are wearing your favorite clothes, better safe than sorry.
Lab Supplies #9
Never use broken or chipped glassware.
Clean Up #1
Wash your hands after every experiment or activity. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Clean Up #2
Dispose of waste materials as instructed.
Clean Up #3
Turn off and unplug any electrical equipment that you used.
Clean Up #4
Always clean up your work area and equipment after an experiment is completed.
Clean Up #5
Wash down your lab table.