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Lab Safety


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  • Q1

    Flammable materials, like alcohol, should never be dispensed near

    another student

    an open flame

    an open door

    a sink

  • Q2

    Why would you wear goggles in the lab?

    to prevent eye strain

    to improve your vision

    for protection from chemicals, heat, or glassware

    for protection from UV rays

  • Q3

    If you do not understand a direction or part of a lab procedure, you should

    figure it out as you do the lab

    try several methods until something works

    ask the instructor before proceeding

    skip it and go on to the next part

  • Q4

    After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be

    left at your lab station for the next class

    disposed of according to your teacher's directions

    taken home

    dumped in the sink

  • Q5

    If a lab experiment is not completed, you should

    come in during lunch and work while finishing your lunch

    keep working after the bell to finish up

    sneak in after school and work alone

    discuss options with your instructor

  • Q6

    You are heating a substance in a test tube. Always point the open end of the tube

    toward yourself

    toward another classmate

    away from all people

    toward your lab partner

  • Q7

    When you heat a piece of glass and need to pick it up, you should

    pick up the end that looks cooler

    use tongs

    use a rag or paper towels

    pour cold water on it

  • Q8

    The first thing you should do if you get injured in the lab is

    see a doctor after school

    visit the school nurse after class

    apply first aid yourself

    tell the instructor immediately

  • Q9

    When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should

    stack the glassware to carry it

    carry as much as you can at one time

    use a beaker to drink water

    examine all glassware to check for chips and cracks

  • Q10

    Personal eyeglasses provide as much protection in a lab as

    splashproof chemical goggles

    a face shield


    safety glasses

  • Q11

    Long hair in the laboratory must be

    always neatly groomed

    held out of the way with the hand you aren't using

    tied back with a hairband or something similar

    cut short

  • Q12

    Which of the following should not be worn in the lab?

    watches, short sleeved shirts

    closed toe shoes, hair ties

    loose clothing, dangling jewelry

    long pants, boots

  • Q13

    Which of the following footwear is best in the laboratory?


    closed-toed shoes

    rain boots


  • Q14

    Horseplay or practical jokes in the laboratory are

    Acceptable if you are working alone


    always against the rules

    Not a big problem as long as there are no injuries

  • Q15

    If an acid is splashed on your skin, wash at once with

    another, weaker acid

    plenty of water




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