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Science Laboratory Policies

Dissection Policy

Students enrolled in BIOL 122L and BIOL 151L are required to purchase a dissection kit. Dissection kits must be purchased from the Bookstore. Students will not be allowed to participate in dissection labs without their dissection kit.

 

Laboratory Clothing

Clothing worn in the laboratory should not be loose fitting, and should cover and protect as much skin as possible. The clothes should be made of materials that are resistant to chemicals, such as cotton or other natural fibers. Jeans and long-sleeved t-shirts are great examples of appropriate laboratory attire. Long or loose hair must be tied back.  Remove jewelry (including necklaces, rings, bracelets and watches) to prevent chemicals from seeping underneath them. Shoes must have closed toes and have soles of a good gripping material.  Clogs, perforated shoes, sandals, flip-flops and cloth shoes do not provide protection against spilled chemicals and are not to be worn in the lab. Lab coats are required when working in the laboratory.  They should be buttoned and the sleeves should be rolled down. Remove them when you leave the lab, which reduces the chance of spreading contaminants to other areas.  Vinyl aprons are required for pouring/mixing strong acids or bases and must be worn over the lab coat. All students enrolled in science laboratory courses are required to purchase a lab coat from the Marywood University Bookstore. Students will not be allowed to participate in lab without their Marywood University approved lab coat.

 

Eye Protection

All persons in the lab area (where chemicals are used) must wear approved eye protection.  Wearing of contact lenses in a laboratory is normally forbidden.  If the use of contact lenses is required, indirect vent splash proof goggles must be worn at all times. Students enrolled in CHEM 131L, CHEM 132L, CHEM 121L, CHEM 210L, CHEM 331L, CHEM 332L, BIOL 421L/521L courses are required to purchase a pair of indirect vent splash proof goggles from the Marywood University Bookstore.  Students will not be allowed to participate in lab without their goggles.


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