Lesson Code: PSY-1241. This e-Lesson is built for personnel who require an overview of how to work safely in a laboratory through the use of SOPs, SDSs and appropriate safety equipment. Safety considerations when using common laboratory equipment are also outlined.

  • Category: Health and Safety - Laboratory


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Name and describe the three documented sources of safety information in the laboratory
  • Describe the operation of a fume hood
  • Describe the five rules to follow when working at a fume hood
  • List examples of hazards in the laboratory
  • Describe the correct procedure for safely using a syringe
  • Describe the safety precautions to follow when working with and changing gas cylinders
  • List the safety precautions to be taken when performing each of the following processes: reflux & distillation, separations, weighing and pipetting
  • List the safety precautions to be taken when operating analytical equipment in the laboratory

KEYWORDS: Distillation, Fume Hood, Gases, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Pipetting, Reflux, Safety Policy, SDS, Separations, SOPs, Syringes, Weighing