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Safety in the Science Lab - Quiz
When special care is needed with a particular experiment or activity, CAUTION will appear, with a note about the special care this activity requires. General Safety Precautions should be followed at all times in the Science Lab.


Which of the following statements IS NOT True?.

A. excess noise and carelessness will result in poor results and accidents

B. the baggy look is not in, especially in the science lab

C. it's not cool to wear protective shoes in the science lab

D. long hair, shades and awesome scarves are not the rule in science


Which of the following statements is IS True?.

A. dazzling, dangling jewelry is OK in the lab, as long as care is taken

B. earphones are acceptable, provided you are careful when doing a lab

C. put your contact lenses in your eyes, as soon as you enter the lab

D. contact lenses should not be worn, especially when working with chemicals


Laboratory clothing from a safety point of view should follow these guidelines ...EXCEPT for ...

A. Finger rings or other tight jewelry which is not easily removed should be avoided.

B. Where infectious materials are present, lab coats and gloves are essential.

C. Sandals, open-toed shoes, and shoes with woven uppers, can be worn.

D. Find out the recommended clothingto wear for a particular chemical.


Doing experiments at home IS allowed, provided you do this ...

A. Make sure a responsible adult is present

B. Make sure you have safety equipment readily available

C. Know all of the emergency contact numbers

D. Make sure you have read all of the instructuions carefully
Identify the Personal Lab Safety Equipment every student should be aware of and wear, by matching it with its function:
5. Visual protection:
To protect your eyes when mixing strong caustics or acids, it is recommended you wear this.


6. Chemical spill:
If you spill a chemical, you should be wearing these to protect your feet and eyes.


7. Flame retardant:
If you are working with an open flame, you should wear something to protect your clothing


8. Handling hot substances:
If you are handling hot substances you should use these.


Identify the WHMIS symbols by choosing the letter of the symbol which corresponds with the description of the classification.

9. Compressed Gas


10. Biohazardous Waste


11. Toxic


12. Poisonous


13. Flammable


14. Oxidizing


15. Corrosive


16. Dangerously Reactive


Set-Up or Prep Work


There are 3 things that need to happen before beginning your activity in the Lab, including all of the following EXCEPT ....

A. Make sure you have read and understand all the directions carefully.

B. Get your lab notebook and prepare the data collection table.

C. prepare a clean work area and assemble safety equipment.

D. Ask your teacher for permission to start the lab.