UW-Madison CHEM 346 - Laboratory Safety (4 pages)

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Chem 346 - Intermediate Organic Laboratory

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Chemistry 346 Laboratory Safety This section presents a list of some potential hazards in the organic chemistry lab Please pay careful attention to common sense ways to avoid injury as well as reminders of how to deal with certain types of accidents 1 POISONING Food and drink should never be brought into the lab Do not put anything in your mouth during lab This may seem obvious but many people have habits they don t even realize such as biting a fingernail touching a pen or pencil to their lips or touching their fingers to their tongue before turning pages in a book With many toxic substances that one can come in contact with in the organic chemistry laboratory lab workers should be particularly careful to avoid contact between their hands or any other objects and their mouth Wear protective gloves when appropriate Remove and dispose of gloves and wash hands before leaving the laboratory To prevent spreading chemicals outside the lab always wash your hands after working in the lab and never leave the lab with gloves on If you accidentally ingest a chemical or suspect you have poisoning from any kind of chemical notify your TA immediately 2 CHEMICALS IN THE EYE Always wear safety goggles in the lab Wear them even if you are just writing in your lab notebook because spills and splashes often come from other people s work Memorize the location of the sinks and eyewashing fountain so you can find them with your eyes closed First aid for a chemical in the eye is rinsing with a large amount of water Use water from the sinks or from the eyewashing station for this purpose If you notice a classmate reacting to something in his or her eye help lead that person to the nearest sink or eyewashing fountain 7 You are advised NOT to wear contact lenses in lab Besides trapping chemicals on the eye in the event of an exposure they also tend to concentrate organic vapors on your eyes during everyday lab activities Contacts must be removed to effectively rinse the eyes which can



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