Basic Things Of Lab Safety Quiz

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So you think you're ready to get into the lab?   Make sure you have the basics down first.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Closed-toed shoes should be worn

    • B. 

      Long hair should be tied back

    • C. 

      Loose clothing should be adjusted or removed

    • D. 

      Gum should be chewed in order to avoid smelling strong scents

  • 2. 
    In the case of a chemical spill, which of the following procedures should you follow?
    • A. 

      Cover the spill with paper towels and worry about it later

    • B. 

      Dump the spilled chemicals into the nearest sink

    • C. 

      Inform the instructor and follow the instructions that you are given

    • D. 

      Blame it on your lab partner, that way if it was dangerous you get out of trouble

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      All chemicals carry the same risks

    • B. 

      Chemical safety sheets (MSDS) are available in the lab

    • C. 

      Real scientists memorize all chemical dangers

    • D. 

      Since we are in a high school lab, there are no dangerous chemicals to be concerned about

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Appropriate safety gear should be worn at all times so that you are as protected as necessary

    • B. 

      You should clean up spills as quickly as possible in order to prevent contamination

    • C. 

      You should drink water during all labs in order to decrease the risk of overdosing on chemicals

    • D. 

      When smelling a chemical compound or reaction you should smell the chemical(s) directly to get the best sample

    • E. 

      Lab sheets should not be brought to the bench because they may become contaminated

    • F. 

      Material safety data sheets (MSDS) should be checked for chemical information

    • G. 

      Chemicals should be disposed according to what they are, not only dumped down the sink

  • 5. 
    Even when you aren't working with chemicals, there are precautions that must be followed.  Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Long hair and loose clothes should be tied back so that they are safe from being caught on materials

    • B. 

      Materials should be gathered and returned from appropriate areas in order to keep the work area safe and organized

    • C. 

      New experiments can be advised and run outside of the parameters of the lab as long as you deem them to be safe

    • D. 

      You should be responsible for yourself and expect that others keep themselves safe

    • E. 

      You should be sure to stay outside of the experimental area of other groups

    • F. 

      You should listen to the instructor about unfamiliar materials and tools rather than learning as you go

    • G. 

      Even for familiar objects, you should be aware of the risks and uses of the materials