Engaging and challenging lab activities are crucial to the science curriculum. To do these activities effectively and safely, safety needs to always be on your mind. Here are some tips to help you to be the safest you can be while working in the lab.
Accidents of all kinds can occur in the lab, such as chemical spills, personal injuries, and fires. Most times, chemical spills occur unintentionally and can affect you or your gadgets in the laboratory.
Included below are some effective guidelines that every science teacher can work with to prevent chemical spills in the laboratory. These guidelines have been classified into three categories: general guidelines, chemical storage, and safe laboratory practices.
Examples of chemicals that should be purchased and stored in Saf-Stor cans include sodium, lithium, calcium carbide and sodium peroxide.
Safe Laboratory Practices
Following these suggestions will help you reduce the number of minor spills and will also greatly diminish the probability of a major spill.
Spill control materials are available from Flinn Scientific. Watch this video on chemical spill control to learn more.