Science Lab Equipment

5 Safety Precautions to Ensure Safe use of Science Lab Equipment

While working in a science lab it is very vital to take all the necessary safety precautions while working with science equipment.


Laboratories are dangerous and if safety precautions are not taken, there is a possibility of mishaps occurring.

 

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Also there should be an instructor to guide you while conducting science experiments. Things to keep in mind while working in a science laboratory are the following:

    • It is always best to work under the guidance of someone who has the experience of working in a lab. That could be an instructor or a guide. This person by virtue of prior experience would know the rights and the wrongs in a lab and can guide you safely on the use of lab equipment

    • Usually there are approved safety goggles that are worn while working in the lab. These safety glasses protect anything from entering your eyes

    • Make sure you read the bottle labels carefully and only use what you are supposed to use during an experiment. You should not try out anything on your own unless you are very sure of what reagents or chemicals you need to use and their results

    • Do not touch anything that you are not authorized to touch especially if it is a chemical or an acid that could cause harm to you

    • Do not eat or drink anything in a laboratory. If you are not careful you could end up in severe trouble in case you happen to ingest anything that causes you harm

    • Always ensure that you wear proper fitting clothes and nothing that is too loose. You should also wear your lab coat to avoid spilling anything on your clothes

    • Wear proper footwear that is closed. Sandals and open toed slippers are a strict no no and should be avoided

    • One must also know how to use the lab equipments properly and should ask the right way of usage, in case they do not know

 

Like they say, caution is better than regret later. Also ensure that the lab supplies you use should be the best quality product. Is the quality of your laboratory supplies are good, the chances of accidents also go down and safety is taken care of?