8. 1st-Year Chemistry Student Questions
Answer these questions, then read and sign the statement.
(You will likely also have to use some common sense.)
What MUST you wear at all times in the lab, on your feet?_____________
What must you wear on your face?_______________________________
When should you wear gloves?__________________________________
When should you not wear gloves?_______________________________
When should you use a fume hood?______________________________
When is it acceptable to eat food in the lab?________________________
When is it acceptable to mouth-pipette?___________________________
Where does organic waste go?__________________________________
Where does acidic or basic waste go?_____________________________
Where does broken glass go?___________________________________
What do you do if there is an injury in the lab?_______________________
What do you do for a chemical burn?____________________________
What do you do if there is a fire?_______________________________
What do you extinguish a metal fire with?________________________
What do you do for a mercury spill?____________________________
What do you do if you feel faint in the lab?__________________________
I, the undersigned
hereby declare that I have read the Reed College chemistry department’s Manual for Chemical Safety, edition number fourteen, dated April 2004, and that I have understood its contents. I hereby undertake not to engage in any laboratory work whatsoever except that covered by the statement titled "Normal operating hours and conditions of work in the chemistry department" on page 2 of the above manual.
In particular, I agree never to undertake experimental work, or to remove chemicals or equipment from the chemistry building, without written prior approval of my instructor.
I understand that any chemistry building activity on my part that is counter to the regulations in this booklet may result in disciplinary action by the chemistry department or by the college. In the case of persistent and/or severe infringement of the regulations, I may expect to be denied registration in the college.
Date ________________Name of student (print) ___________________________________________________Signature of witness _______________________________
Name of chemistry instructor witness ________________
PLEASE RETURN THIS PAGE, FILLED OUT IN ITS ENTIRETY, TO THE DEPARTMENT SECRETARY IN ROOM 303.