Photography & Darkroom Safety

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Photography & Darkroom Safety

True photography goes beyond just pointing a camera and pressing a button, there are many things to consider – especially if you’re using a dark room. How do you ensure safety as you work? Let’s see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All chemical containers should be kept...
    • A. 

      Open.

    • B. 

      Closed.

  • 2. 
    You can eat and drink in the darkroom as long as you are careful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What should you use in the processing baths?
    • A. 

      Hands

    • B. 

      Tongs

    • C. 

      Only finger tips

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    You must always wash your hands with soap and water after you are done in the darkroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Working in the darkroom alone is ok.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All spills should be cleaned up...
    • A. 

      Only by the teacher.

    • B. 

      Immediately.

    • C. 

      At the very end of class.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    When should you make sure that the darkroom is tidy?
    • A. 

      Only before using it.

    • B. 

      Only after using it.

    • C. 

      Only if you made the mess.

    • D. 

      A and B only.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Chairs are allowed in the darkroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following chemicals, according to their MSDS, are flammable?
    • A. 

      Arista Liquid Film Developer

    • B. 

      Arista Liquid Paper Developer

    • C. 

      Arista Stop Bath with Indicator

    • D. 

      Arista Liquid Fixer

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What chemical, if it is ingested, should you NOT induce vomiting?
    • A. 

      Arista Liquid Film Developer

    • B. 

      Arista Liquid Paper Developer

    • C. 

      Arista Stop Bath with Indicator

    • D. 

      Arista Liquid Fixer

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    If you get any of the chemicals on your skin, you should...
    • A. 

      Immediately flush with plenty of running water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing, if applicable.

    • B. 

      Finish what you were doing and then get help.

    • C. 

      Go to the Health Center right away.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    If you over exposed to any chemical vapors you should...
    • A. 

      Go get fresh air.

    • B. 

      Hold you breath and finish what you were doing.

    • C. 

      Find a fan to turn on.

    • D. 

      None of the above