Lab Safety Best Practices
- Beware of your surroundings, especially trip hazards.
- If possible, make sure hot oven doors open away from you.
- Understand pieces of equipment and the placement of pieces within the equipment
- Properly label and store hot liquids.
How to Avoid Injuries in the Lab
Take caution with: Heavy pieces of equipment used in testing
To avoid: Drop hazards (toes, fingers)
Take caution with: Hot pieces of equipment and hot liquids
To avoid: Burns (hands, arms, face, any exposed skin)
Take caution with: Heavy samples
To avoid: Strain (back, joints, legs, feet)