Safety in the Chemistry Laboratory - Fifty Rules to Follow

Thimmappa, B H S (2006) Safety in the Chemistry Laboratory - Fifty Rules to Follow. Loss Prevention Bulletin -187. pp. 9-13.

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A chemistry laboratory is a place where all laboratory workers must always be on guard for potential hazards such as inflammable liquids, fragile glassware, pyrophoric materials, lachrymators, toxic substances, irritants, carcinogenic materials, narcotics, corrosive chemicals and hazardous byproducts (see Figure 1). It is not necessarily a dangerous place, but it demands reasonable and sensible precautions from all concerned to keep it safe. Intelligent precautions, safe procedures and a proper understanding of techniques if followed at all times will make the laboratory a safe place to work in. Safety culture within an organization is crucial to the smooth functioning of a modern chemistry laboratory. This article aims to provide a handy set of tips for laboratory workers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 08:43
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 09:26

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