Chemical Safety
Safety Rules in Chemistry Laboratory

As chemistry laboratory is one of the most common types, these basic chemistry lab safety rules are relevant to many scientists, dealing with the safe performance of common activities and tasks in the average chemistry laboratory:

  • Every chemical should be treated as though it were dangerous.
  • Do not allow any solvent to come into contact with your skin.
  • All chemicals should always be clearly labeled with the name of the substance, its concentration, the date it was received, and the name of the person responsible for it.
  • Chemicals or other materials should never be taken out of the laboratory.
  • Flammable and volatile chemicals should only be used in a fume hood.
  • If a chemical spill occurs, clean it up right away.
  • Ensure that all chemical waste is disposed of properly.
  • When refluxing, distilling, or transferring volatile liquids, always exercise extreme caution.
  • Never pour chemicals that have been used back into the stock container.

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