Chemistry Laboratory Principles and Safety Rules
In this laboratory, located on the 1st floor of block A (A104), undergraduate courses and laboratory applications are carried out.
Laboratory entrance and exit can be made by authorized persons with a key. Immediately after entering the laboratory, contact the responsible technician or instructor and get permission for the intended work.
Students cannot work alone in the laboratory; during the study, a research assistant or an instructor should also be present.
Before working in the laboratory, get detailed information about the equipment you will use by reading the usage and safety instructions and consulting the research assistant.
Use the necessary protective equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.) during the experiments. Always get help for difficult tasks such as lifting weights from the ground.
Note the consumables used during the work and inform the laboratory supervisor for the next experiment to facilitate the inventory management.
Safely locate the equipment that may harm the surrounding during the operation. Especially place sharp, piercing tools and chemical containers away from the risk of hitting and falling.
Ensure that the area of use is cleaned after the laboratory and that waste materials are collected/stored/disposed of properly.
In case of contact with chemical substances, the person in charge of the laboratory should be notified and first aid measures should be taken if necessary.
Please read in detail the applications stated below as items related to the Chemistry Laboratory.
1) Following the Instructions
After entering the laboratory, work will be carried out in accordance with the warnings of the laboratory technician/instructor in order not to disrupt the occupational and health safety rules.
2) Opening the Electrical Panel
Do not work with the electrical panel during laboratory use. When necessary, notify the technician/instructor in charge of the laboratory to call the authorized electrical personnel.
3) Electrical Sockets on Workbench
During the experiment, attention should be paid to the sockets on the bench for use. When unplugging the plugs from the sockets, remove them safely with one hand, not from the cable, but by holding/pressing with a non-wet hand.
4) Test Benches
Test benches should always be kept clean and tidy. No liquid or food, including water, should be kept in the capped bottle on the test benches. Electronic equipment (such as a mobile phone) that has nothing to do with the experiment / study should be removed from the test bench. Space-consuming items such as bags and coats can be suspended.
5) Cabinets / Drawers
The material cabinets in the laboratory can be opened with the permission of the laboratory technician/instructor, and the materials required for the experiment/study can be taken to the test benches. Cupboards and drawers must be kept closed when not in use. In this way, measures are taken against possible accidents that may occur by hitting the doors/drawers opening to the corridor.
6) Chemical Wastes
Chemical wastes generated during the experiment must be safely disposed of by the laboratory supervisor. Do not use the sinks for chemical waste disposal.
8) Chemical Contact
Handle chemicals with care; avoid skin and eye contact and minimize all chemical exposures. Be sure to wear suitable clothes against chemical contact that may occur during the experiment. Contact lenses should not be worn around hazardous chemicals – even when wearing goggles. When flame is present synthetic clothes or scarves should not be worn. Before the experiment, read the MSDS (MSDS) of all the properties of the chemicals to be used and learn how to behave in case of danger. Be careful when you do not know the result of the reaction in the experimental setups prepared.
9) Chemical Poisoning
Pay particular attention to the use of fully equipped masks, aprons and gloves against odors and splashes.
10) Equipment Tipping
The overturning of potentially hazardous devices left on the tables during and after the experiment may cause adverse physical and biological effects. Against this, care should be taken to place the equipment properly and to remove them from the tables when necessary.