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Lab Safety : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Lab Safety Emily Rowland NSF North Mississippi GK-8 University of Mississippi June 2005

Why is Lab Safety Important? : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Why is Lab Safety Important? Lab safety is a major aspect of every lab based science class. Lab safety rules and symbols are needed so that students do not injure themselves or their classmates.

Lab Safety Rules : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Lab Safety Rules 1. Always follow the teacher’s directions and only do lab work when a teacher is present. 2. Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at all times. No Horseplay! 3. Do not touch any equipment, chemicals, or other materials until told to do so. 4. Do not eat food, drink beverages, or chew gum in the lab. Do not use lab glassware as food or beverage containers 5. Report ALL accidents to your teacher immediately, even if you think it is minor.

Clothing : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Clothing Wear: Goggles/safety glasses Closed-toed shoes Clothing made of natural based fiber such as cotton Tie back long hair Do NOT Wear: Sandals Jewelry Loose or Baggy clothing

Lab Safety Equipment : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Lab Safety Equipment Safety Shower Safety Goggles Eye Wash

Lab Safety Equipment : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Lab Safety Equipment Fire Extinguisher Fire Blanket Fume Hood

Lab Safety SymbolsFound in your textbook : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Lab Safety SymbolsFound in your textbook Glassware Heat Eye and Face Sharps Electrical Animal Chemical Fire

Other Chemical Hazards and Symbols : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Other Chemical Hazards and Symbols Flammable Explosive Toxic/Poison Irritant Corrosive Environmental

Chemical Hazard Symbols and Definitions : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Chemical Hazard Symbols and Definitions Flammable – Any substance that will burn if exposed to an open flame. Explosive – A substance that may explode if exposed to heat or flame.

Chemical Hazard Symbols and Definitions : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Chemical Hazard Symbols and Definitions Toxic/Poison – A substance that can lead to death if inhaled, ingested, or absorbed by the skin. Corrosive – A substance that can destroy or burn living tissue and can eat away at other materials.

Chemical Hazard Symbols and Definitions : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Chemical Hazard Symbols and Definitions Irritant - A substance that causes inflammation upon contact with skin or mucous membranes. Environmental - Substances that are harmful to the environment. They must be disposed of properly, not washed down the drain.

Accidents and Injuries : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Accidents and Injuries Report ALL accidents and injuries to your teacher immediately!!! Be aware of safety hazards associated with each chemical you use. Eye accident – Wash the eye with copious amounts of water for at least 15 min. Fire Burns – Stop, Drop, and be covered with a fire blanket or soaked with water. Do not remove clothing stuck to victim. Get medical attention immediately.

Waste Disposal : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Waste Disposal First ask your teacher where/how to dispose of waste. Never pour anything down the drain unless you are told to do so. A waste bottle will be supplied for substance that cannot go down the drain

Reasons for proper waste disposal : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Reasons for proper waste disposal Hazardous chemicals down the drain can lead to pollution of ground water, lakes, rivers, etc. Plants and animals will die if they are exposed to hazardous chemical waste. Serious health problems will become present in people if hazardous waste finds its way into drinking water.

Pollution Facts of Lafayette County : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Pollution Facts of Lafayette County Major Pollutants in the County: Methanol Formaldehyde Glycol Ethers Copper Lead Compounds In 2002 Lafayette County ranked in the the dirtier 30% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of air release carcinogens. For more facts about land, air, and water pollution in your area go to the website www.scorecard.org .

Sources : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Sources Turner, B. and K.K.Shamsid-Dean. 2005. Good, Messy, Frothing Fun. Teaching Problem-Based Lab Safety. Science Scope. April/May: 10-13. Curan, David. 2004. Chemical Safety Symbols Explained. Accessed 2005 June 19. <http://wwwgeocities.com/david_charles_curran/safety/chemical_safety_symbols_4.html>. Free Weird Science Clipart. Accessed 2005 June 18. <http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=chemistry&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.angelfire.com%2Fscifi%2FWeirdImages%2Ffree_clipart_icons_gifs_cartoon_science.html>. 2001 Science Education Centre. Making School Laboratories a Safe Place, Educators Guide. Accessed 2005 June19. <http://www.sec.org.za/lab/labsafe.htm>. 2004 March. Laboratory Safety Symbols. Accessed 2005 June 19. <http://mywebpage.netscape.com/mrshigginschms/labsymbols.html>. 2004 Environmental Defense and GetActive Software. Scorecard, The Pollution Information Site. Accessed 2005 June26. <www.scorecard.org>.

Sources : 

NSF North Mississippi GK-8 Sources 2003 Mississippi Corridor Neighborhood Coalition Resources Frequently Asked Questions. Accessed 2005 June 26. <http://www.mcnc-mpls.org/faq.asp>. 2004 The Concise Biotech Dictionary. Accessed 2005 June20. <http://www.thebiotechdictionary.com>. Cushman, David. 2003 May. Safety Symbols used on this Website. Accessed 2005 June 25. <http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/safetysymbols.html>. Safety goggles and fume hood photos. SMC Safety Rules. Accessed 2005 July 7. <http://homepage.smc.edu/chem10/SafetyRules.html>. Bradley Corporation. Accessed 2005 July 7. <http://www.bradleycorp.com/sweets/guidelines/emrgency.htm>. 2005. Fire Safety and Fire Extinguishers. Accessed 2005 July 8. <http://www.ilpi.com/safety/extinguishers.html>. Fire Blanket Photo. Accessed 2005 July 9. <http://www.chem.unl.edu/safety/hslab8.html>.

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