General Practices

Dispose of waste properly.

Keep your lab clutter free.

Do all chemical work in fume hoods.

Keep an up-to-date inventory of chemicals in your lab if you use them.

Know available escape routes.

Know location of fire extinguishers,pull stations, first-aid stations.

When the Fire Alarm sounds,, LEAVE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY . Know who is trained in first aid and how to contact them.

Know Health & Safety Committee members and how to contact them.

Store any toxic chemicals in a ventilated fume cupboard.

Transport cylinders properly– with caps and strapped into trolleys. Secure cylinders appropriately in your lab. Return trolleys to Shipping/Receiving immediately,so that someone else can transport their cylinders appropriately.