What are safe working practices in a scientific workplace?

Safety is one of the most important things to consider when handling chemicals. To ensure the safety of all workers:-all chemicals should be properly labelled with the WHIMIS labels and kept in suitable containers (i.e. not water bottles or anything that might resemble a food container).

-long hair should be tied back

-proper shoes should be worn at all times (no sandals).

-long sleeves should be pushed back

-gloves, glasses, and a lab apron or coat should be worn

-when diluting an acid, acids should always be poured into water, never water into acid.

-never eat or drink in the lab

-never taste anything in the lab

-when observing scent, do not smell substances directly but instead waft them towards your nose.