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What NOT to do (ALWAYS wear safety glasses in the lab for starters!). Report accidents, don't repeat them.
Safety in the McIndoe group
All new members of the group go through safety training before beginning work in the lab. Any time there is a procedure that you are unsure about, ask Scott first! Below are a collection of useful information and links.
UVic's OHS page contains links to training and events, orientation, hazard and incident reporting, waste pickup, MSDSs, and other relevant issues. Familiarize yourself with this site.
Online Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Get spill pads, solvent waste jugs etc from Petch 035. There is a code for the door: atomic numbers of PbEr. Cleaning up a spill? You should be filling out an Incident Report Form.
Global Harmonized System
The GHS classifies chemicals based on physical, health and environmental standards. You should be aware of these symbols (new and old):
© JS McIndoe, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria · Updated 19 February, 2021