9. Upper-Class Chemistry Student Questions
Answer these questions, then read and sign the statement.
What MUST you wear at all times in the lab?_______________________
… to protect you from heated glass?______________________________
… to protect you from Nd:YAG laser light?__________________________
When should you wear gloves?__________________________________
When should you use a fume hood?______________________________
Where does hexane, benzene, or ether waste go?____________________
Where does acidic or basic waste go?_____________________________
What do you do if there is an injury in the lab?________________________
What do you do for a chemical burn? ____________________________
What do you extinguish a metal fire with?__________________________
What do you do for a mercury spill?______________________________
… if you feel faint in lab?_______________________________________
… if you get a chemical on unprotected skin?_______________________
… if you feel pain in your eye(s) during lab?________________________
… to prevent a reaction from getting out of control?__________________
When should you override mechanical stops on the hood sash?_________
Where should you place disposable needles?________________________
Where should you put cadmium or selenium waste?__________________
Where should you put cyanides or atrazine waste?___________________
For what task should you receive training from the RSO?______________
What do you do if you need to move a pressurized gas tank?___________
… if you need put a regulator on a gas tank?_______________________
… if you need to distil an ether?_________________________________
Why be cautious with dioxane or diethyl ether?_____________________
… with azides, triazenes, or diazomethane?_________________________
… any system containing hot organic vapors?_______________________
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" 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.