Laboratory Practices

Laboratory practices




Thelaboratory safety precautions that have been outlined in the videosare very fundamental for maintaining safety within the laboratory(Pagana, 2013). This is because they offer useful information thatcovers all the important and likely occurrences in the laboratorythat may become hazardous to those that access it. For instance,broken equipment, poisonous gases, et cetera.

Thereare several different methods through which safety precautions in alaboratory can be put into place and manage to work effectively. Oneof the methods is providing information in a way that is reachable toall who may access the lab (Pagana, 2013). This can be through wallhangings that contain detailed explanations of how any likely hazardsshould be handled. Another method is through ensuring that everyperson who enters the lab is informed on how to carry themselveswhile in there.

Themost important factor to put into consideration when handling bloodcultures and pathogenic strains in a laboratory is to avoidunnecessary mixing, ensuring everything is well labeled, and onlyusing clean equipment. Any disposable equipment that is used such asgloves should be thrown away immediately after (Pagana &amp Pagana2012).

Don’tsin a microbiology lab

  • Do not bring unwanted material to the lab

  • Don’t take away any apparatus without permission

Dosin a microbiology lab

  • Always have on a lab coat while in the lab

  • Store and label items in the correct manner

  • Await instructions if working under guidance

  • Throw away disposable material after use

Safetyprecautions in a laboratory

  • Always clean surfaces before and after use to prevent contamination

  • Always have on a lab coat while in the laboratory

  • Do not carry food or drinks to the laboratory. You risk taking in chemicals with the food

  • If you cut yourself with any object report immediately

  • Throw away used material in the right places. There are those that should be disposed off in the trash can and those that have special disposal cans.


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