• Student Safety Contract


    Laboratory and Safety Rules


    1.                  Dress code


    a.    Goggles are required anytime chemicals, heat, or glassware are in use.

    b.    Shoes must be closed-toed anytime chemicals, heat or glassware are in use.

    c.     Students with bare midriffs, tank tops, and/or excessively low-cut tops will not be allowed to participate in laboratory activities.


    2.                General behavior and student responsibilities concerning the laboratory


    a.    Students are not allowed in the lab without a teacher being present.

    b.    Be familiar with the location of the nearest fire extinguisher, safety shower, and eye-wash station.  Notify your teacher immediately of any unsafe conditions.

    c.     Be prepared for your work in the laboratory. Read and understand all procedures thoroughly before entering.

    d.    Never fool around in the laboratory. Horseplay, practical jokes, and pranks are dangerous and prohibited.

    e.     Do not sit or lean on lab stations/benches.

    f.      Food and drink are not allowed in the lab; never taste anything in the lab without first being instructed to do so.

    g.    Cell phones, radios, headphones are prohibited.


    3.                Conduct during laboratory activities


    a.    Notify your teacher of any injury, however slight.

    b.    Immediately report an accident or chemical spill to your instructor.

    c.     Follow disposal instruction; when in doubt ask, do not assume it is okay to pour chemicals down the sink.

    d.    Replace lids and caps on all reagent bottles and waste containers immediately after use.

    e.     Do not leave warming substances unattended. Turn off and unplug any hotplate or burner when not in use.

    f.      Clean up your workstation after the lab activity has been completed.


    I have read all of the above rules and will be held responsible for them. I understand that I may be required to take and pass a quiz on these rules.
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    Student Name (please print) & Class Period                              Student Signature & Date   
    By my signature, I attest that I have read the student safety contract and will instruct my son/daughter to uphold his/her agreement to follow the rules contained therein.
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    Parent Name (please print)                                                             Parent Signature & Date