LABORATORY SAFETY

 

The way to prevent or minimize accidents and other undesirable situations frequently encountered in laboratories is undoubtedly required to obtain sufficient information about the chemicals used and the rules to be followed in the laboratory and to use the acquired knowledge in the best possible way with a collective approach. In chemistry laboratories where scientific knowledge is produced, discussed and analyzed with experimental data, it is extremely difficult to say that it is a reasonable approach to move away from the light of science at the point of providing our own security.

From this point of view, important information about many chemical substances and laboratory safety is presented in the following links.

Before carrying out any experimental work in our department, the following form must be completed and handed over to the authorized person.

 

How can I access MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) of a chemical substance?

 

MSDS is a material safety data sheet. Especially the transport, use, storage of chemicals, health and environmental impacts on issues such as. Before starting an experiment, it is necessary to examine the MSDS forms of chemical materials or materials and to take necessary measures. You can access MSDS documents from many sources on the Internet.

Terms and concepts in Material Safety Form;

Substance: Chemical element containing the impurity resulting from the production process, with the additives used to ensure its stability in its production, except for the solvents that are found in a natural state or as a result of production, which can be removed without affecting its stability and structure, and their compounds,

 

Preparation: Mixtures or solutions of at least two or more substances,

 

Hazardous Properties: Explosive, oxidizing, highly flammable, easily flammable, flammable, very toxic, harmful, corrosive, irritant, allergic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction and environmentally hazardous properties,

 

Hazardous Chemical: Explosive, oxidizing, very flammable, easily flammable, flammable, very toxic, harmful, corrosive, irritant, allergic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction and substances and preparations which have one or more of the environmental characteristics,

 

Exposure controls: In case of workplaces dealing with hazardous chemicals, special protection and prevention measures to be taken to minimize exposure of workers and the environment to hazardous chemicals during use,

 

Chemical Abstracts Service Number: The number of the chemical substance given by,, Chemical Abstracts Service) CAS,

 

IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) Name: The name of the chemical substance Kimyasal given by the International Association of Basic and Applied Chemistry.

 

EC Number: It means the European commercial inventory number (Einecs - European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Subtances) or the European Notified Substance (Elinics - European List of Notified Substance).

 

Information in the MSDS sheet;

1 - Substance / Preparation and Company / Business Owner,

2 - Composition / Information about Contents,

3 - Introduction of Hazards,

4 - First Aid Measures,

5 - Fire Fighting Measures,

6 - Accidental Release Measures,

7 - Handling and Storage,

8 - Exposure Controls / Personal Protection,

9 - Physical and Chemical Properties,

10 - Stability and Reactivity,

11 - Toxicological Information

12 - Ecological Information,

13 - Disposal Information,

14 - Transport Information,

15 - Regulatory Information,

16 - Other Information

information is collected under 16 standard titles.