General Laboratory Rules


Our first lab is on the first day in the afternoon.  You must follow these guidelines.

  No open toed shoes, sandals or flip-flops, and, duh, no bare feet.  (All these nasty liquids and potential glass shards are best when not interlaced with your toes.  Recall Die Hard.)

  No eating or drinking in the lab at all.  This includes water, coffee, granola bars, etc.  (My ex-girlfriend, on several occassions no less, drank turpentine thinking it was coffee in her painting studio. Hospital, stomach pump, rinse, repeat.  Ex-girlfriend.) 

  No loose clothing.  (Roll up your sleeves when reaching over the acid bath to get your pencil.)

  Long hair should be tied back and out of the way.  (Unrestrained long hair is an uncontrollable and unpredictable variable.  We try to limit these in scientific situations.)

Book bags must be left in the hallway (There is no room for them in the laboratory. Simple as that.)


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