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Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

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Laboratory Safety

Safety rules for the physics laboratory are in provided in the lab handbook. You are responsible for becoming familiar with these rules. Failure to follow these rules may result in your removal from the laboratory, and will have a negative impact on your grade.

Two important rules that students often forget are

  1. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lab room. You must leave these things outside, or keep them in your closed backpacks. This includes personal water bottles! Students with food or beverage containers in the lab room will be asked the leave the lab room and will receive a zero for that lab. No exceptions. This is your warning.
  2. You must wear closed-toe shoes in lab, no sandals. If you forget to wear closed-toed shoes then you will be required to leave the lab room, and you will receive zero for that experiment.