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.)