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Science Safety SNC2P WHMIS WHMIS (the Workplace Hazardous Materials

Information System) is the law throughout Canada. WHMIS

As applied to high school labs: 1. There is to be no eating or drinking. WHMIS As applied to high school labs: 1. There is to be no eating or drinking. 2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must

be worn as directed. WHMIS As applied to high school labs: 1. There is to be no eating or drinking. 2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn as directed.

3. Students must follow all instructions of their teacher. Some of those instructions Re: safety glasses Do not collect your safety glasses until

instructed to do so, and return your safety glasses after the lab is complete. Some of those instructions Re: safety glasses

They must be worn the entire time Bunsen burners or chemicals are used at your desk or an adjacent desk

Some of those instructions Re: safety glasses They must be worn the entire time Bunsen burners or chemicals are used at your desk or an

adjacent desk, and they must be worn over the eyes, not on the forehead. Some of those instructions

Re: other attire Long hair should be tied back, dangling jewelry removed, drawstrings tucked in, and long sleeves rolled up. Open-toed footwear

should not be worn. Some of those instructions Re: valuables All valuables, especially electronics (cell phones, iPods, etc.) should not be anywhere near the lab.

Some of those instructions Re: injury prevention Lab benches and the floor must be clear of clutter. Some of those instructions

Re: injury prevention Be aware of other students at desks around yours! Some of those instructions Re: injury prevention Labs should be done standing up. Stools should

be pushed under the benches. If you need to observe a reaction at eye level, crouch down. Alerts All accidents (fire, spills, broken glass, etc.) must be reported to the teacher immediately.

Alerts Note the location of the: Two exits. Exit through the science office only if the main exit is blocked by fire. Fire extinguisher. Located between the teachers

bench and the door to the science office. Alerts Note the location of the: Eye wash station. Open both eyes while the water is running into your eyes.

Alerts Note the location of the: Broken glass disposal. Do not touch broken glass with your hands, especially if the glass contained

chemicals. Alerts Chemical spills (especially acid or base spills) should not just be wiped up with a paper towel. Always ask your teacher for the correct procedure.

Chemical Disposal All chemicals and the first rinse of any glassware should be disposed of in the labelled container indicated by your teacher. Solid materials should be

placed in a separate disposal bucket. And Lastly. . . Wash your hands thoroughly after completing every lab.

Never Never perform any experiment that has not been explicitly authorized by the teacher. Never perform an experiment if you do not understand a direction or part of a procedure. ASK YOUR TEACHER BEFORE PROCEEDING.

More on WHMIS Please take a moment now to review WHMIS, HHPS symbols, and the MSDS. This information is in your textbook. (Where?)

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