Analía Bellizzi – Chemistry Classes

Ronald Reagan Senior High School

Safety Study Guide


Some of these sentences are true, others are false. The rest are questions you need to know the answer.

  1. Never remove any chemicals or other equipment from the laboratory.
  2. Laboratory work can be started immediately upon entering the laboratory even if the instructor is not yet present.
  3. Return all unused chemicals to their original containers
  4. Hot glass looks the same as cold glass.
  5. Always pour water into acids
  6. You do not need to know how to use all safety equipment in the lab, shower, eye wash, fire extinguisher, etc.
  7. What type of fire extinguisher is used in most labs?
  8. How do you clean up an acid spill?
  9. Maria has beautiful long black hair. On lab day she wore her new hot pink classic hoodie.  Her lab partner, Stanley told her she has two safety concerns.  They are:
  10. If you drop acid into your lap, you should use the safety shower for around 15 minutes.
  11. If you get splashed in the eyes, without your goggles, you should use the eyewash station for 5 minutes with both eyes wide open
  12. Why do you let the water run before some seconds washing your eyes?
    safety eye station
  13. Use the fire blanket to smother fires on the lab bench.
  14. The first thing you should do when there’s a fire on the lab bench is to tell your teacher
  15. The gas is on when the valves are parallel.
  16. The gas is off when the valves are perpendicular


  1. You should smell, put your nose over, a beaker’s contents to see if
  2. You can tell if a beaker is hot by looking at it.
  3. You can identify a chemical by its color.
  4. Always dump your chemicals in the sink.
  5. When using chemicals or fire, always wear your goggles.
  6. Spills in the lab can be cleaned up after class.
  7. You can drink from a laboratory beaker, if it is clean.
  8. You can put out an alcohol fire with cold water.
  9. Never taste anything in the lab.
  10. Before you use the eyewash station, you should run some water through it.
  11. All chemicals in the lab are irritant or explosives
  12. To put out a fire in a person’s hair or clothing, use
  13. The emergency shower will be used
  14. If you develop a headache in the laboratory, you should\:
  15. When you finish working in the lab always
  16. If an acid is splashed on your skin, wash at once with
  17. If a piece of equipment is not working properly stop, turn it off, and tell
  18. Horseplay or practical jokes in the laboratory are
  19. In a laboratory, the following should not be worn\:
  20. You are heating a substance in a test tube. Always point the open end of the tube
  21. After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be
  22. If you do not understand a direction or part of a lab
  23. Approved eye protection devices (such as goggles) are worn in the laboratory
  24. Flammable materials, like alcohol, should never be dispensed or used near
  25. If a laboratory fire erupts, immediately
  26. Never leave a lit burner unattended.
  27. It’s okay to pick up broken glass with your bare hands as long as the glass is placed in the trash.
  28. You are allowed to enter the chemical preparation/storage area any time you need to get an item.
  29. All unauthorized experiments are prohibited.
  30. Chipped or cracked glassware is okay to use.
  31. Long hair in the laboratory must be
  32. Eyeglasses provide as much protection as
  33. When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should
  34. You have been injured in the laboratory (cut, burn, etc.). First you should
  35. You are heating a piece of glass and now want to pick it up. You should
  36. You should never mix any chemical in the lab or at home unless you are absolutely sure what the results will be.
  37. You should never taste anything in the lab.
  38. You should consider all chemicals in the lab to be hazardous unless you are instructed otherwise.
  39. You should use googles only when working with chemicals.