Synthetic Lab A Level 1

Explore level 1 of a bad synthetic lab. Try to identify as many hazards as you can within the scene. The knowledge you gain here will help you pass the final level!

After proceeding through the scene (4 images here), navigate to the hints. The hints highlight some of the problem areas, but not necessarily all of them, with numbered blue dots. The numbers correspond to the list of hints below.

1. Dispose of waste correctly.
2. Keep the lid on chemical bottles when not in use.
3. Keep the sash closed when not working within the fumehood.
4. Make sure there are no trip hazards present in the bay.
5. This chemist should: wear their safety specs; fasten their lab coat; tie up their hair. Additionally, this flask should be labelled.
6. Phones should not be used within a lab.
7. All flasks of chemicals should be labelled.
8. The traps of the rotary evaporator and vacuum pumps should be emptied after use.

Note, Health and safety errors have been deliberately introduced into the  scenarios for educational purposes.  We do not condone bad lab practice, but allowing students to see such scenarios can help develop hazard perception skills. Best practice may differ in your institution. please discuss this with a local instructor.

Which key did you spot? This will take you to level 2.


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