The Ultimate Safety Tips of Chemicals and Reagents

The Ultimate Safety Tips of Chemicals and Reagents

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The Ultimate Safety Tips of Chemicals and Reagents

  1. Never sniff a chemical, if you must, fan with your palm towards your nose instead.
  2. Make sure you confirm the name of a chemical before you make use of it. This is very important when you order a chemical or reagent as the seller may not collect again after the cover seal is broken.
  3. Never taste a chemical or reagent even if it is confirmed not toxic or harmful.
  4. Read the label on chemicals first before handling as some may be specified as irritants, cancerous, or worse.
  5. Only use brands of chemicals you trust.
  6. It is unsafe to use chemicals with a broken seal or that are repackaged. They may be cheap yet costly.
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  1. Some manufacturers no longer specify the manufacturing and expiry date of the product. They will instead put a batch number. The batch number contains the information concerning the product. You are to input the batch number on the product website where you will find the manufacturing and expiry date and other information concerning the product.
  1. All bottles must be well packaged with soft packaging materials to avoid cracking or breakage.
  2. Chemicals that are light-sensitive must be packaged in amber bottles.
  3. Never carry a chemical close to your body.
  4. All chemicals must be stored in a cool, damp place as some may be inflammable.
  5. Some chemicals require special storage, ensure you store them as prescribed to ensure effectiveness and safety.

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  1. Do not flush waste chemicals down a drain or sink. A better way will be to create a dumping site.
  2. Empty bottles of chemicals should be returned to the manufacturer and not used for storage.
  3. Whenever you are with or around a chemical, wear a lab coat.
  4. Some chemicals are carcinogenic and irritating, you are to use them ONLY in a fume cupboard.
  5. Wash your hands immediately you use or come in contact with chemicals.
  6. Ensure that you have a source of running water in case of a chemical accident
  7. Stay at least 4 meters in distance from a boiling solution or reaction.
  8. Never work with a chemical or in a chemical lab when you are hungry, tired, or drowsy.
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