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1.5: Conclusion and Resources

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  • Conclusion

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

    Resources

    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.

    http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/jmbe/10.1128/jmbe.v14i1.531#b3-jmbe-14-78

    Safety Rule Reminder: Biosci 221

    SAFETY RULE:

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    WHY?

    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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    Fire!

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    Burns!

    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!

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    Protect Yourself;

    Protect your cultures;

    Protect Others!

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