Lab Safety Simulation

BIOS242, Week 1-OL


Lab 1: Lab Safety

Learning Objectives

· Use the correct clothing to work in the lab

· Describe the do’s and don’ts in a laboratory

· Correctly use the lab safety equipment

· React in an emergency situation

Introduction: About Lab safety virtual simulations lab
Laboratories can be very dangerous, especially if you’ve never set foot in one before. So in this simulation, you’ll get the chance to make your debut in a virtual one! You will learn how to use the lab safety equipment, and how to react in case of an emergency. Detect and eliminate sources of danger and pass on your lab safety knowledge to friends.

Identify hazards
Safety first! Always pay attention to potential hazards when you enter a lab. In this simulation, you will create a tidy and safe working environment by identifying and eliminating hazards in the lab. You will be introduced to the lab safety rules and the safety equipment, which will help you and your colleagues, if something was to go wrong in a real lab.

Emergency training
You will be introduced to the basic hazard symbols used to categorize dangerous materials. You’ll use this knowledge to prevent dangerous situations, like acid spills. But you will also learn how to deal with unlabeled, potentially hazardous chemicals. By mastering such situations in this simulation, you won’t have to worry about being exposed to any real danger. You will learn how to operate the eye-wash and also get an introduction to various other pieces of lab safety equipment.

Spread your knowledge
It is important to share your newly acquired knowledge with your colleagues. In this simulation, you will meet your friend Lucy who’s never worked in a lab before. Pass on your lab safety knowledge and help her dress appropriately for a day in the lab.

Will you be able to apply your knowledge, and make sure that you and your friend stay safe in the laboratory?

1. Purpose: Please describe in complete sentences and in your own words, the purpose of this experiment.

2. Why is it important to wear closed toe shoes in lab?

3. What is the importance of cleaning work bench before and after use?

4. If you have spillage or work bench contamination, what are the steps required to make the surface sterile again?

5. What are the different types of hazardous material generated in Micro lab? Give some ways of their proper disposal.

6. Write a reflection on this lab exercise- 5 sentences on what you learned with this simulation.

Grading Rubric:




Document Submission

Complete lab report and answer questions

· Purpose (2 point)

Questions (8 points)

· Reflection (5 points)



Complete all lab