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Title: Laboratory Safety Awareness Presentation

Laboratory Safety Awareness
Laboratory Safety
Laboratory Safety
Laboratory safety rules and safe work practices
or standard operating procedures (SOPs) should be
established by Faculties, Schools and Disciplines
to meet specific operational needs and to reduce
the risks associated with laboratory
hazards.  As a condition of entry to a
laboratory, all individuals must complete a
laboratory safety induction and receive specific
training in local safety rules and laboratory
procedures relating to their work (including
relevant SOPs). Individuals are required to
comply with laboratory safety rules and
procedures at all times whilst in the laboratory.
Individuals who act contrary to the rules and
procedures should be excluded from the
Requirement of Laboratory Safety
Laboratory Safety
  • Wear laboratory coats or other protective
    clothing at all times in areas where radioactive
    materials are used.  
  • Wear deposable gloves at all times while handling
    radioactive materials 
  • Either after each procedure or before leaving any
    area, monitor your hands for contamination in
    low-background area.  
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or apply cosmetics in
    any area where radioactive material is stored or
  • Do not store food, drink, or personal effects in
    areas where radioactive material is stored or
  • Wear required personnel monitoring devices at all
    times while in areas where radioactive materials
    are used or stored.  
  • Dispose of radioactive waste only in designated,
    labeled and properly shielded receptacles.
  • Never pipette by mouth.  
  • Confine radioactive solutions in CLEARLY labeled
  • Secure all radioactive material when not under
    the constant surveillance and immediate  control
    of the authorized users and their staff.
Laboratory Hazards
Laboratory Safety
  • Laboratory hazards fall generally into one of
    five categories
  • Biological - eg pathogenic microorganisms,
    animals, biological tissues, blood and other body
  • Chemical - eg corrosive, flammable, toxic
  • Physical - eg noise, radiation, manual handling
  • Electrical/Mechanical - eg high voltage
    apparatus, machinery with moving parts
  • Psychological - eg emotional stress, workplace
General Hazard in Laboratory
Laboratory Safety
  • Fire
  • Breakage of glassware
  • Sharps
  • Spillages
  • Pressure equipment gas cylinders
  • Extremes of heat cold
  • Chemical hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Radiation
How to do Risk Assessments?
Laboratory Safety
  • Determine hazards and evaluate risks
  • Use all relevant available data
  • Determine controls needed to minimise those
  • Document the assessment
  • Agree it with your supervisor
  • Use those control measures
General Rules of Lab Safety
Laboratory Safety
  • Listen to or read instructions carefully before
    attempting to do anything.
  • Lear safety goggles to protect your eyes from
    chemicals, heated materials, or things that might
    be able to shatter.
  • Notify your teacher if any spills or accidents
  • After handling chemicals, always wash your hands
    with soap and water.
  • During lab work, keep your hands away from your
  • Tie back long hair.
  • Roll up loose sleeves.
  • Know the location of the fire extinguisher, fire
    blanket, eyewash station, and first aid kit.
  • Keep your work area uncluttered. Take to the lab
    station only what is necessary.
  • It is suggested that you wear glasses rather
    than contact lenses.
  • Never put anything into your mouth during a lab
  • Clean up your lab area at the conclusion of the
    laboratory period.
  • Never horse around or play practical jokes in
    the laboratory.
What is Electric Safety
Laboratory Safety
  • Lay electrical cords where no one can trip on
    them or get caught in them.
  • Be sure your hands and your lab area are dry
    before using electrical equipment.
  • Never poke anything into electrical outlets.
  • Unplug cords by pulling the plug and not the
  • Unplug all electrical equipment at the end of the
    lab period.
Gas Cylinders
Laboratory Safety
  • Never use without formal training
  • Minimise the number in a laboratory
  • Store externally whenever possible
  • Cylinders are heavy and can do serious damage to
    you if they fall
  • Ensure that they are chained when in use
  • Move only with a cylinder trolley
  • Use regulators control equipment suitable for
    the gas concerned
  • Consider the consequences if your cylinder leaks
Why Important of Lab Safety?
Laboratory Safety
  • Adverse health effects from exposure to
  • Exposure to organisms, diseases, etc. in
  • Laboratory equipment hazards - if not
    maintained properly
When Lab Safety Review?
Laboratory Safety
  • New employees
  • New procedures
  • A change in procedures
  • New equipment
Equipment of Lab Safety
Laboratory Safety
  • PPE
First Aid in Laboratory
Laboratory Safety
Injury Burns To do Immediately flush with
cold water until burning sensation is
lessened. Injury Cuts, bruises To do Do not
touch an open wound without safety gloves.
Pressing directly on minor cuts will stop
bleeding in a few minutes. Apply cold compress
to bruises to reduce swelling. Injury
Fainting To do Provide fresh air and have the
person recline so that their head is lower than
the rest of their body.
First Aid
Laboratory Safety
Injury The eyes To do Flush eyes immediately
with plenty of water for several minutes. If a
foreign object is lodged in the eye, do not allow
the eye to be rubbed. Injury Poisoning To do
Find out what substance was responsible for the
poisoning and alert the teacher
immediately. Injury Spills on the skin To do
Flush with large quantities of water. For acid
spills apply baking soda solution. For base
spills apply vinegar or boric acid. Injury
Electrical shock To do Shut off the current at
the source. Remove wire with rubber gloves.
Alert the teacher immediately.
Laboratory Safety
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