Biological Safety
Safety Rules in Biological Laboratory

Biological laboratory safety is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Know your own allergies and be aware of the potential allergens (e.g. penicillin, pollen, latex, peanuts) that might be present in the laboratory.  Take the necessary precautions to prevent allergic reactions.
  • Know where the first aid kit is.
  • Wash your hands before and after each laboratory session. Good hygiene is important in limiting the spread of disease. Hand-washing will also get rid of any residues you might have inadvertently been exposed to.
  • No food or drink in the laboratory, including water. If you are thirsty or hungry, leave the classroom.
  • Be aware that we do not recommend wearing contact lenses in the lab. Lenses may absorb fumes and cause permanent damage.

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