A LIST OF BASIC SAFETY RULES
1. When you handle chemicals wear eye protection (chemical splash goggles or full face
2. When you work with furnaces for heat treatment procedures or other thermally activated
equipment you should use special gloves to protect your hands.
3. Students should wear durable clothing that covers the arms, legs, torso and feet. (Note:
sandals, shorts, tank tops etc. have no place in the lab. Students inappropriately dressed
for lab, at the instructors discretion, be denied access)
4. To protect clothing from chemical damage or other dirt, wear a lab apron or lab coat.
Long hair should be tied back to keep it from coming into contact with lab chemicals or
5. In case of injury (cut, burn, fire etc.) notify the instructor immediately.
6. In case of a fire or imminently dangerous situation, notify everyone who may be affected
immediately; be sure the lab instructor is also notified.
7. If chemicals splash into someone's eyes act quickly and get them into the eye wash
station, do not wait for the instructor.
8. In case of a serious cut, stop blood flow using direct pressure using a clean towel, notify
the lab instructor immediately.
9. Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited in the laboratory at all times.
10. Never work in the laboratory without proper supervision by an instructor.
11. Never carry out unauthorized experiments. Come to the laboratory prepared. If you are
unsure about what to do, please ask the instructor.
12. Always remember that HOT metal or ceramic pieces look exactly the same as COLD
pieces are careful what you touch.
13. Know the location and operation of :
Fire Alarm Boxes
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering