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1.5: Conclusion and Resources

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    Describe why lab safety is especially important in a microbiology lab and give important procedures for working with live bacteria.


    1. Emmert, Elizabeth A.B., ASM Task Committee on Laboratory Biosafety. “Biosafety Guidelines for Handling Microorganisms in the Teaching Laboratory: Development and Rationale.” J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. May 2013 vol. 14 no. 1 78-83. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v14i1.531. Web. 22 Oct. 2016.

    Safety Rule Reminder: Biosci 221





    Closed-toe and

    closed-heel shoes

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    Safe shoes prevent cuts, contamination from spills, slipping, and protect from dropped items.

    No Food or Drink!

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    It’s too risky to take a chance with contamination! Keep all personal items off the lab bench too.

    Keep Hair Tied Back

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    Clean Spills Properly

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    Contamination will spread and that puts yourself and others at risk!

    Keep Hands and other items away from face and mouth!

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    Eyes, nose and mouth are “portals of entry” for bacteria.

    Always wash your hands before you leave the lab and after any contact with cultures.

    Use Common Sense!

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    Think, ask, understand, THEN, do!


    Protect Yourself;

    Protect your cultures;

    Protect Others!

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    This page titled 1.5: Conclusion and Resources is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Kelly C. Burke.