Laboratory Safety/Introduction

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Introduction to Laboratory Safety[edit | edit source]

Laboratory Safety is a very important aspect of science. Without it, experimentation could result in very serious injury, if not death, of course. To reduce the risks involved with experimentation, there are certain procedures that we should all follow as individuals and as a member of a group. It is important that the correct procedures are used in various situations, when handling hazardous or biological materials, when preparing, executing or cleaning up an experiment. It is also essential that you understand how to identify and use emergency equipment and protective gear.

This book is provided to guide you through and develop your understanding of Laboratory Safety. It is important to take your time to understand the procedures, concepts and reasons to make your laboratory as safe as possible.