Lab Safety Rules

Updated: 8/21/2019
Lab Safety Rules
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Lab Safety: Rules, Activities, and Posters

By Oliver Smith

A solid understanding of lab safety practices is essential for our students to carry out practical work in the laboratory. Students love completing practical work and can learn a great deal from hands on activities. It's an effective way to teach the principle of scientific inquiry, develop student skills in measurement and observation, and to motivate and engage students, but safety must always come first. A good first step is ensuring that any practical activities are properly and thoroughly risk-assessed by the educator before the activity takes place. Educators should do the experiment or demonstration first before the lesson to understand any risks.


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Lab Safety Rules | Lab Safety Poster

Storyboard Text

  • I'm sorry I dropped a beaker and it smashed on the floor.
  • Chemical Storage
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  • Tie back long hair.
  • Wear safety googles to protect your eyes.
  • If there is a breakage or spillage, inform a teacher immediately.
  • Do not enter chemical storage rooms.
  • Do no enter the lab without a staff member.
  • Do not taste any chemicals in the lab.
  • Do not eat or drink in the lab. Do not chew gum.
  • Do not leave a flame unattended.
  • Do not sit on lab tables.
  • Do not put chemicals down the sink, unless instructed to do so by an instructor.