A laboratory course in organic chemistry can be interesting and exciting, but it can also be extremely dangerous if safety rules are not rigorously observed. Many of the materials commonly found in organic chemistry labs are toxic, flammable, explosive, or dangerous in other ways. Fortunately, these dangers are easily minimized by adherence to a few basic rules.
following rules are to be observed by everyone at all times. They are not
optional, not open to
negotiation, and will be vigorously, enthusiastically, passionately
Failure to follow safety rules will result in<> Goggles must be worn at all times when in the laboratory!
immediate expulsion from the lab!
The following are forbidden in the laboratory environment:<>
Working alone is not allowed. If you need to spend additional time in the lab, arrange to do it in another section with the permission of that instructor.
Leave the bench tops and balances clean and dry. Failure to do this will result in point deductions for the involved individual(s).
Report all accidents, no matter how minor, to your
the hood whenever possible Unfortunately, we do not have
sufficient space for all experiments to be run
in a hood; your instructor will tell you when a certain procedure must
be carried out in a hood.
Be aware of disposal techniques for the chemicals you'll be using - and we're NOT talking about the sink drain!
The time to look for a safety item is
NOT after an accident has occurred!!