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Safety Symbols
lab safety symbols with meaning and precaution
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Science
08/15/2011

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DISPOSAL
Definition
Special disposal procedures need to be followed.

Precaution-Do not dispose of these materials in the sink or trash can.
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BIOLOGICAL
Definition
Organisms or other biological materials that might be harmful to humans.

Precaution-Avoid skin contact with these materials. Wear mask or gloves.
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EXTREME TEMPERATURE
Definition
Objects that can burn skin by being too cold or too hot.

Precaution-Use proper protection when handling.
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SHARP OBJECT
Definition
Use of tools or glassware that can easily puncture or slice skin.

Precaution-Practice common sense behavior and follow guidelines for use of the tool.
Term
FUME
Definition
Possible danger to respiratory tract from fumes.

Precaution-Make sure there is good ventilation. Never smell fumes directly. Wear a mask.
Term
ELECTRICAL
Definition
Possible danger from electrical shock or burn.

Precaution-Double-check setup with teacher. Check condition of wires and apparatus.
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IRRITANT
Definition
Substances that can irritate the skin or mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

Precaution-Wear dust mask and gloves. Practice extra care when handling these materials.
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CHEMICAL
Definition
Chemicals can react with and destroy tissue and other materials.

Precaution-Wear goggles,gloves,and an apron.
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TOXIC
Definition
Substance may be poisonous if touched,inhaled,or swallowed.

Precaution-Follow your teacher's instructions.
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FLAMMABLE
Definition
Flammable chemicals may be ignited by open flame, spark, or exposed heat.

Precaution-Avoid open flames and heat when using flammable chemicals.
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OPEN FLAMES
Definition
Open flame in use, mau cause fire.

Precaution-Tie back hair and loose clothing. Follow teacher's instruction on lighting and extinguishing flames.
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EYE SAFETY
Definition
Proper eye protection should be worn at all times by anyone performing or observing science activities.
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CLOTHING PROTECTION
Definition
This symbol appears when substances could stain or burn clothing.
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ANIMAL SAFETY
Definition
This symbol appears when safety of animals and students must be ensured.
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HANDWASHING
Definition
After the lab, wash hands with soap and water before removing goggles.