Environmental Health & Safety Video Training Series 

CHEMICAL STORAGE HAZARDS

 

Contents:

This video provides guidance for the prudent storage of the chemicals used in the modern biology laboratory. It will introduce new staff to good laboratory practices and provide a meaningful technical review in safety for the more experienced laboratory workers.

Can you correctly complete the following statements?

Essentially all organic liquids are:

a. Combustible

b. Corrosive

c. Flammable

d. Highly reactive

e. Toxic

 

Hot concentrated nitric acid can explode when mixed with:

a. Acetic acid

b. Ethanol

c. Acetone

d. Sulfuric acid

 

Compatibility tables are:

a. Simple to understand

b. Generally consistent with one another

c. Universally confusing

 

Most oxidizing acids are:

a. Combustible

b. Corrosive

c. Flammable

d. Highly reactive

 

Viewing time:  11:00 Minutes - Click here to view this video

Produced by Schumann Productions for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Office of Laboratory Safety 

1995 HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE

Used with permission