Laboratory Information and Safety

Biological Sciences Lab Requirements

  1. Students who are absent from the first lab must contact their instructor before attending the next lab meeting.
  2. Students enrolled in BSC1005L, BSC2010L or BSC2011L should either print off the appropriate lab experiment posted on D2L prior to attending lab or be able to access the experiment information during lab by using a personal device such as a tablet or smart phone. Your instructor will provide specific directions for your lab.
  3. Students enrolled in BSC2085L, BSC2086L, MCB2010L or ZOO2010L should purchase the assigned lab manual before attending the first lab.
  4. Biological Sciences Laboratory students must adhere to the following instructions or you will be asked to leave the lab:
    • Wear closed-toe shoes
    • Wear Biosafety glasses
    • Wear Laboratory coat per course requirement (See syllabus)
    • Pull back long hair

Our SDS Database is available here: Link to SDS Database

Safety Videos

Please watch the Broward College (BC) Department of Safety, Security, & Emergency Preparedness Video as well as the  American Chemical Society (ACS) Lab Safety Videos below. Select or click a tab on the module to view the video.

Broward College Department of Safety:

For more campus safety information and resources, please visit the Campus Safety & Security page.

Department of Safety, Security, & Emergency Preparedness

American Chemical Society Lab Safety Videos:

There are five ACS safety videos. Select or click one of the tabs on the module below to view the video.

Safety Mindset

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

How to Dress for the Lab? And What About Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

Preparing for Emergencies

Recognize hazards: Assess risks; Minimize risks and Prepare for emergencies (RAMP) UP FOR SAFETY

Lab Safety Documents

Please read, understand and review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Broward College’s Procedures for Exposure to Body Fluids safety documents prior to the first scheduled experiment:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):

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Broward College’s Procedures for Exposure to Body Fluids:

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Student Lab Safety Contracts

All Lab students must read, provide an emergency contact name, an emergency contact number, and sign a Student Science Laboratory Safety Contract prior to taking part in lab activities.

Lab Schedules

Select or click a toggle below to access the Laboratory Schedule for a particular course. The links to the PDF documents will open in a new browser tab.