- Absolutely no food in the lab. Drinks are allowed in covered containers at the two workstations only. You can use the kitchen fridge to store food (never the lab fridge).
- Closed-toed shoes and full length pants are required if you are working with chemicals. No exceptions. Lab coats are in the cabinet by the door.
- The "Clean Lab Area" is for active sample and chemical analysis only. Do not use this area to prepare for the field or store samples, equipment, etc. Keep the benches clear and clean.
- Keep the fume hood clean. Do not store samples, chemicals, or waste in the fume hood.
- New chemicals brought into the lab must be added to the MyChem inventory immediately. Contact Gordon if you are unsure how to do this.
- Make sure hazardous chemicals (acids, bases, flammables) are stored in their respective cabinets. We have additional flammables storage in FSH 152. Check there before ordering new chemicals (particularly organic solvents).
- Dispose of hazardous waste regularly. Do not let it build up. To schedule a pickup fill out the EH&S online form.
- Initial preparations for the field and sample organization should occur on the west side of the lab in the "Staging Area".
- Cleaning of glassware and sample bottles occurs in room 235. The black benches and upper cabinets on the west wall can be used to store dirty and clean glassware/bottles. These are labeled "HEEL".
- Isotope sample prep occurs in room 333. Basic isotope packing supplies (tins, plates, etc.) are stored there as well.
- Field gear is stored in "The Cage" in the Portage Bay Building (i.e., the hatchery). The exception are field instruments (sondes, gas analyzers, etc.), which are stored in the lower cabinets by the door.
- Field samples and other items waiting for processing should be stored in the lower cabinets on the west wall of room 235 (also labeled "HEEL").
A complete set of MSDS for chemicals in rooms FSH 232 & 235 can be found here. Please review the MSDS for any chemical you will be working with prior to starting.