Pipet Safety

  1. Do not ever use your mouth to pull the liquid into a pipet. This is the most common method of becoming poisoned in a chemical laboratory or becoming infected in a clinical laboratory. Mouth pipetting is forbidden in the chemistry department.

  2. Do not allow the solution to be drawn up into the bulb. This will result in chemicals getting on top of the pipet where you must put your finger.

  3. Do not insert the pipet into the hole in the bulb. You might break the pipet and cut yourself while trying to insert it. Also, having the bulb attached to the pipet increases the risk of drawing the solution into the bulb.

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