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LABORATORY GUIDELINES

Other Laboratory Activities

SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR:

pipetting
handling test tubes
microscope use
dishwashing
other lab activities

  • Ensure hand-held equipment fits hand well (i.e., does not press on palm of hand or concentrate pressure to one point).
  • Select tools that require less force to activate (e.g., reverse tweezers).
  • For small-handled tools, enlarge the grip area with foam or pencil grips. (AllegroMedical.com, Grip-Tek.com)
padded forceps
push loads
  • Get help to move heavy objects. Use carts, dollies and lifts to lift & transport drums.
  • Push don't pull carts; handles should be at waist height.



  • Use beakers with handles and two-handled jugs.
  • beaker with handle
    don't reach!

  • Use stools/ladders to reach high objects.
  • Lifting Rules:
    • Back straight

    • Face your work

    • Feet apart

    • Use your legs

    • Lift smoothly

    • Arms close to body
    lifting
    lifting


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