Chapter 4.4

Safety Objectives and Resources

This presentation discusses various aspects of safety for laboratory workers. (29 slides)


  • Define OSHA and discuss its requirements and its role in the laboratory
  • Discuss the proper handling, labeling and storage of specimens, chemicals, reagents, glassware and laboratory equipment
  • Identify various warning labels and NFPA codes
  • Define MSDS and their required information
  • Describe the procedure for cleaning a chemical spill, for operating a fire extinguisher and fire evacuation
  • Differentiate between the various types of fire extinguishers  Regulations and Licensure – Links to state regulations and definitions of terms.

Readings:  MD, Chapter 16