Worksheet: Safe Laboratory Practice

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying safe and hazardous behaviors in the laboratory and describing safe approaches to practical work.


Before leaving a laboratory, in which order should the following actions be performed?

  1. Cleaning up glassware
  2. Removing labcoat
  3. Removing gloves
  • A3, 1, 2
  • B1, 3, 2
  • C2, 1, 3
  • D1, 2, 3
  • E3, 2, 1


Where should a disposable needle never be inserted during normal use?

  • ARubber septum
  • BCork ring
  • CSharps bin
  • DRubber bung
  • EOriginal sheath


When is the best time to remove a disposable needle from a disposable syringe?

  • AImmediately after removing it from the flask
  • BWhen inserted into the sharps bin
  • CImmediately after dispensing the syringe contents
  • DImmediately after washing the syringe
  • ENever

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