Lab Safety Tips
If you spend a lot of time in the lab, there are many lab safety tips you will need to know. The chemical laboratory is an important place to do experiments. Because there are so many chemicals, there are also a lot of dangerous items to watch out for. It is very important to keep your life safe and take precautions to ensure your own safety.
About Lab Safety
- Everyone entering the laboratory must wear work clothes to prevent skin and clothing from being contaminated by chemicals, and masks and full protective glasses should be worn if necessary. The eyes and face are the most vulnerable parts of the laboratory to be injured by accidents, and this protection is very important.
- In order to prevent hand injury in the laboratory, various gloves can be worn as needed. Gloves must be worn especially when touching corrosive substances, sharp objects, and substances that are too hot or too cold.
- Do not leave halfway through the experiments.
- The lab surface should be clean and tidy. The instruments and reagents used in the experiment should be placed in a reasonable and orderly manner.
- If you work with toxic or other dangerous materials, wash your hands immediately after work.
- When the experimental work is over or temporarily comes to an end, the instruments and reagents should be put back in their original places, and the garbage should be disposed of according to regulations, and should not be thrown or thrown into the pool at will.
- Glass instruments should be rinsed with clean water first, then rinsed with a cleaning solution, and finally rinsed with pure water and dried. And they need to be observed for damage before being used in experiments.
About the Reagent
- Do not directly taste or smell chemical reagents with your mouth or nose.
- When chemical reagents are on skin or clothes, rinse immediately with water, if sprayed into the eyes, rinse immediately before seeking medical attention. When rinsing, the eyelids should be opened, carefully rinsed with tap water, then rinsed with distilled water, and then go to the infirmary for treatment.
- When diluting the sulfuric acid, only the concentrated sulfuric acid can be slowly poured into the water, stirring while pouring, and reverse operation is not allowed.
- Containers for flammable liquids should be placed in the lower reagent rack, and storage should be as small as possible.
- Keep the container in which the flammable solution is stored closed and only open the lid of the closed container when the liquid needs to be poured.
- Flammable organic solvents should be used in a well-ventilated area without open flames, sunlight, and heat sources, and not in excessive amounts.
- Keep the laboratory well-ventilated when using toxic organic solutions. If there is spillage during the experiment, all fire sources should be removed and the laboratory personnel should be reminded. Spray with a fire extinguisher and then treat with an absorbent. The final disposal is the waste solution.
- When heating organic flammable liquids, it is best to use an oil bath or a water bath instead of an open flame.
These are the laboratory safety tips we want to present. New articles will be upgraded in the future if there are more to add. We want everyone to be able to protect themselves, and we want everyone’s experiments to go smoothly. Contact us if you need high-quality, low-cost laboratory consumables to purchase.