What are the Dos and Don’ts to be followed in laboratory?

Laboratory is a place where all the experiments are carried out. It might be at schools, medical colleges, hospitals, health centers and many other places. You can find various lab glassware and tools at this place. These tools and equipments are used by the medical experts and scientists who carry out their work in a laboratory.

Laboratory-GlasswareThese tools may include microscopes, magnifying glass, Bunsen burners, cover slip, test tubes and equipment such as spectrophotometers, operant chambers, calorimeters, beaker, reagent bottle, or thermometer. These equipments are used to perform measurements, to gather data or to conduct experiments.

However, it is quiet essential to take safety measures when you are performing certain experiments in the laboratory. This is because there are some hazards present and also it depends on the kind of laboratory you are working in. some of the risk carrying laboratories might have substances like explosives, flammables, poisons, radioactive materials, lasers. There are certain rules that are mandatory to follow before and after entering the laboratory so as to minimize the risk of getting in contact to any kind of accidental activity. However staff or the management is always engaged in this work in order to reduce the probability of any accidents.

Do’s-

Protection- This is put into activity at the time of entering the laboratory. Whenever you are entering the lab it is recommended to follow certain safety measures like

  • Always wear safety glasses when you are working in the lab

  • Always cover yourself by wearing lab coats and shoes that cover your feet also

  • Use special gloves that are also called as Nitrile gloves when you are handling organic chemicals.

  • Use facemask when you are making use of certain acidic material

Use fume hood– whenever you are performing certain test, make sure that you use organic fume hood so that incase fire occurs then it is partially contained. Also keep in mind that face is kept above the wind of fume hood.

Don’ts-

Chemicals– don’t discard the organic chemicals in the drain. Rather it is recommended to dispose them off in the chlorinated or non chlorinated organic ravage bottle. But before pouring it, make sure that the PH of the chemical is neutral.

Liquid- it is never allowed to drink or eat in the lab because lab is always filled with the toxic substances that can be harmful to you in all ways. So neither eat nor make the use of water flask to drink water.

Commonly used lab supplies in most of the lab centers

Labs are available in almost all clinics, hospitals, diagnostic centers, dental clinics, and teaching centers. Each lab is equipped with necessary products that help in carrying out diagnostic or other lab procedures.

Following are few commonly used laboratory supplies in labs-

LaboratoryAnimal skeletons– Zoologist often require animal skeletons to either do some research work or make others understand about animal body anatomy. Skeletons of different animals are available in market that include cat, chicken, rat, frog and more. This surely helps in better understanding about the animal body structure.

Sterilizers and autoclaves-Health safety is prior thing that is considered in health care centers. To carry out the diagnostic procedures efficiently and hygienically, sterilizers are used to sterilize medical gears. This tool is used in almost all areas like microbiology, medicine, podiatry, tattooing, body piercing, veterinary science, mycology, dentistry, and prosthetics fabrication areas.

Botany models– Botanists who does study on plants require botany models. These lab supplies help in studying of plants structure and their life, eventually making their research easy. Often these are used in colleges by botany students for studying or show their assignments.

Dental stimulators– To make students understand about the mouth structure, or patients know their certain tooth problems like cavities, dental stimulators are used by dentists.

Disposables– Before carrying out a treatment process, every health specialist make use of disposable material like gloves. This is necessary for use as it helps maintain hygienic level. Examination gloves, blades, testing tools, microscope slides etc. are few laboratory disposables commonly used in medical health centers by doctors, nurses or other health specialists. Once being used these disposables need to be disposed of (cannot be used for further treatment process).

Thermometers– This lab product is used for measuring fever. Not only it is used in health centers, but also in different applications like food industry, chemical industry, and outdoor areas. This is quite an effective lab gear that helps solve purposes for various industries.

Microscopes-For viewing small or tiny objects, microscopes is quite a helpful equipment. Things that are not visible with human eyes can easily be determined with microscope. Its use in areas like biological, polarizing, portable field device, stereo, surgical, industrial digital viewing device, and digital microscopes etc.

From the above stated information, you must have got an idea which all lab supplies are used in majority of lab centers.