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Gacheon Medical School General Lab Safety Rule

We clearly understand that MRSA-related research can be very dangerous. In order to prevent any harmful result, we have implemented the most strict safety rules and guidelines and carefully reassured that all the procedures are well observed. Since our lab is a part of Gachon Medical School & Hospital, we followed the safety guidelines provided by the university.

General Safety Rules and Regulations are as follows:

Labs should be maintained in clean, organized and orderly manner.

All participants including students and instructors must understand and observe safety rules and guidelines.

Before the lab activities, lab safety education must be taken in which contents of lab experiments, operation methods of lab equipment, rules and guidelines, and procedures in case of accidents must be properly understood.

Everyone must follow instructions of the responsible person in the lab and should not perform any activities which may cause any danger.

Everyone must understand emergency behavior guidelines. Emergency includes fire, emergency patient and other dangerous situation. Everyone must know the location of emergent phone calls, fire alarm, and power disconnecting switch, etc.

Everyone must understand how to use fire extinguisher and check the status of it.

Smoking, eating, drinking, and playing are prohibited in the lab.

All participants must be properly dressed in the lab with the safety consideration. They should wear safety goggles, dust & poison protection mask, and gloves, etc.

During the operation of the equipment and during the experiment, at least one person should attend and observe the situation.

Person who leaves the lab last must make sure that power is disconnected, flammable material is isolated, dangerous material is safely kept, water is disconnected, lab is cleaned and locked, and order of the lab must be double-checked.

Power wiring appliance must be properly installed to accommodate the experiments. Cables, and lines must be checked regularly to confirm that they are capable of handling the electrical load.

All equipment must be connected with the proper power cable and must not be connected in a multiple power socket.

Flammable material must not be used near firearms and must be kept far away from the electric socket, air conditioner and/or heaters.

Heaters and other heating devices that are not related to experiments must not be used in the lab.

Places where dangerous materials are kept must be identified with labels including the name of the material and the level of danger. (Explosiveness, spontaneous combustion, flammability, toxicity, water reactivity, oxidation, contagiousness, radioactivity, corrosiveness and other dangerous material.)

Chemicals must be kept in isolation in consideration of flammability, corrosiveness, and other chemical features.

When conducting chemical experimentation, tasting and smelling must not be allowed. Pipette using mouth must not be allowed.

Inflammable chemicals must be purchased in small amount when necessary.

Inflammable chemicals including acetone, oil, or gas must be kept in the place where ventilation is easy and access is infrequent.

Importing and exporting of high-pressure gas container must be done using transportation equipment.

When storing high-pressure gas containers, they must be safely and firmly fixed, isolated from flammable substances and inflammatory materials.

Experiments using flammable, explosive, toxic, or volatile gases or vapors must be carried out in a hood.

Reagents container or cabinets for storing reagents must be kept in cool, well-ventilated places without direct sunlight, and far away from fire and heat sources.

Experimental drugs shall be stored in a way not to be shaken by outside shock, and so that its storage bottles do not fall.

Toxic materials shall be handled using protective films or other safety tents to prevent damages from splatter, heating or explosion so as to ensure the safety of the experimenter.

Containers for chemical wastes shall not be left in the hallway or on the stairs, and shall not be stored in the corners of the laboratory or other invisible places.

When performing microbiological tests, gloves shall be worn, and after the experiment, the used glassware shall be washed through sterilization, and disposable supplies and medium shall be disposed of separately from general garbage.

Periodic inspection must be performed for fume hoods, benches, exhaust facilities, sinks, laboratory sinks, and waste water piping, etc.

Chemical reagents shall not be stored in large volumes inside the laboratory, but shall be purchased from the reagent centers in small quantities.

Laboratories shall be well ventilated to expel harmful gases, and the concentrations of hazardous substances must be gauged to ensure the safety of laboratory workers.