Safety Rules in Chemistry Laboratory
As chemistry laboratory is one of the most common types, these basic chemistry lab safety rules are relevant to many scientists, dealing with the safe performance of common activities and tasks in the average chemistry laboratory:
- Every chemical should be treated as though it were dangerous.
- Do not allow any solvent to come into contact with your skin.
- All chemicals should always be clearly labeled with the name of the substance, its concentration, the date it was received, and the name of the person responsible for it.
- Chemicals or other materials should never be taken out of the laboratory.
- Flammable and volatile chemicals should only be used in a fume hood.
- If a chemical spill occurs, clean it up right away.
- Ensure that all chemical waste is disposed of properly.
- When refluxing, distilling, or transferring volatile liquids, always exercise extreme caution.
- Never pour chemicals that have been used back into the stock container.
Dangerous Goods Management System
- Avoid storing/processing personal/sensitive information on cloud/web platform or the provider website if such feature is available.
- Strictly follow the rules and regulations stipulated in:
- Code of Practice on the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
Customs and Excise Department
Environment Protection Department
- A Guide to the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Dangerous Substances) Regulations
- Chemical Safety in the Workplace - Guidance Notes on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Use and Handling of Chemicals
- Chemical Safety in the Workplace - Guidance Notes on Risk Assessment and Fundamentals of Establishing Safety Measures
- Hazards During Chemicals in Use and Safety Guidelines
Occupational Safety & Health Council
- Chemicals at Work Control Tool
- Label All Chemicals (Version 2.0)
- Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals
Trade and Industry Department