Experiment #1 Safety Lab and Lab Orientation

CHM 1025 Students should read the first section in your laboratory manual on page one: “Working Safely in the Laboratory

On Page one of your Laboratory Notebook make a copy of the Safety Contract included in the course syllabus and the hard copy handed out in lab.. Sign and date the contract. Also sign and date the contract hard copy (buff) provided by the instructor after you have watched the ACS safety film on the first day in lab.

a. On page 2 of your lab notebook you will begin the Safety Lab. At the top of the page place your name, section number and the date. Then, place the title for each of the following sections: (Note the order of the following is not important except start each section on a new page in your lab notebook.)

Safety Lab Part ___: (b, c, d, e, f, g, h)

b. Then place a subheading: ACS Safety Film Notes:
As you watch the film, record notes or emphasized statements which will become a rough set of safety rules.

c. Make a rough sketch of the room in your notebook. Label on the sketch the following: Safety shower, emergency eyewash, safety blanket, goggle/glasses cabinet, first aide kit, two major wash up sinks for hand washing and hardware equipment drawers identified by the instructor.

d. On a new page as a post lab report, list at least 20 or more lab safety rules from the three handouts and the ACS film. 


e. On the separate page of your lab notebook Sketch the NFPA symbol and then copy a more detailed or specific hazard for each NFPA numeric category from the Safety Codes handout. Explain what each number represents in each category


f. In your lab notebook on a separate page sketch the HMIS Labeling System and list the descriptions for each number for each category.


g. In your lab notebook (at the bottom of the HMIS page ), state the purpose behind both systems and why they are different.


h. Using Chemical Data Bases on the Internet, copy on a new page in your lab notebook the data sheet from the MSDS Assignment handout and fill in the form for the chemical assigned and submit this page by the third lab period.

i. Sample safety quiz: Pages 3-4 of the lab manual. In you lab manual circle the correct answers to the safety quiz, then check your results from the table on page 5. You do not turn this in. The instructor may give you a closed book safety quiz if a laboratory final exam is required at the end of the term.

. Attach to the hard copy (buff) Safety contract page 7 from your lab manual: “Commitment to Safety in the Laboratory


k. Read in the Appendix: The Laboratory Notebook




(Instructor’s note: Safety Lab will be the longest report in this course as it requires a lot of copying of information you may need during a lab and/or handling chemicals. Most reports are usually only one, two or three pages in length depending on the calculations. Therefore the student may submit the lab report before the third lab class rather than the second.)