Laboratory Information and Safety

Physical Sciences Lab Requirements

  • All students are required to purchase & wear: a full length style (38 – 42 inches long) lab coat and Chemical Splash Safety Goggles certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z87.1-1989.
  • Long hair must be pulled back in a pony tail.
  • Closed-toe shoes that are chemical resistant must be worn to lab.
  • If you miss the first lab meeting, you must contact your Lab Instructor & watch the Required Lab Safety Video before coming to the next Lab meeting.
  • Access & read the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals that you’ll use in your experiment.
  • Our SDS Database is available here: Link to SDS Database

Safety Videos

In addition to the Required Lab Safety Video, 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

You must 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 with your lab instructor before your first 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.

Chemistry for Health Sciences: CHM 1032L

General Physics I Laboratory: PHY 2053L

General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory: PHY 2048L

General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory: PHY 2049L

Physical Geology Laboratory: GLY 1010L