practice; it is your job to achieve this.
Some of the more
be observed during laboratory operations are as follows:
a. Always have more than one person in the laboratory while
testing is in progress.
Systematically check the laboratory and its equipment at
the end of each day or session to be sure that the development
of hazardous situation is not likely while the laboratory is
Be prepared for various types
technicians to react appropriately.
Follow the test procedure; do not deviate from it to save
e. Maintain a professional manner at all times. Unnecessary
diversions may result in an injury or harm as well as produce
unsatisfactory test results.
Wear protective gear (goggles, gloves, and approved lab
coat/clothing) while working with chemicals or fuels.
must be worn at all times when in the laboratory
Make sure that no food or beverage is consumed in the
laboratory or storage rooms.
i. Ensure that there are no leaks from gas containers or
pressure outlets; investigate unexplained pressure drops.
Other Safety Specifics
Inspect emergency showers and eye washers and make sure they are
Remove any object from the vicinity of
showers and eye washers that could cause injuries to personnel.
Remove any accumulated rust from water valves and the service
Ensure that signs displaying EMERGENCY SHOWERS and or
EYEWASH is prominently displayed. Supervise the removal of fire
hazards or correct them. Also perform gas alarm system tests as
specified in the laboratory SOP.
Make sure the laboratory is
well ventilated and observe the handling of chemicals to ensure