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Chemical Safety

  • Don't get any on you!
    • Wear gloves
    • Use chemical goggles
    • No mouth pipetting
    • Wash hands
  • Label all containers
    • Keep lids on
    • Show chemical identity
    • Show hazards
  • Minimize wastes
    • Buy less; use less
    • Rethink procedures
    • Store incompatibles separately
  • Maintain a chemical inventory
  • Don't eat or drink in labs
  • Work in hoods
    • Keep hoods clear
    • Keep sash low as possible
  • Check emergency equipment
    • Flush eye wash stations weekly
    • Keep access open
  • Follow your safety plan
    • Read the MSDS
    • Plan work
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