DOs and DONTs of Good Lab Citizenship
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Be CONSIDERATE of others (their stuff, needs, space, etc)
Always ASK SOMEONE if you’re not sure about something.
THINK before you do.
CLEAN UP after yourself.
Maintain a CLEAN workspace.
Maintain STERILE technique.
ASK someone before you move their stuff.
ASK SOMEONE how to use a piece of equipment if you haven’t used it before.
If you use the rotator in the 37C room, remember to TURN IT BACK ON
CLOSE refrigerator doors!!
Use YOUR OWN
of chemicals and supplies; we’ll tell you which other supplies you’re allowed to use.
before you attempt them.
Keep any proteins (
) always ON ICE
CHANGE TIPS between aliquots of important stocks.
WEAR GLOVES when working w/ dangerous/sensitive chemicals (
, RNA, etc).
Keep a good
so you know what you did.
If you did something wrong, CONFESS and tell someone. You won’t get in trouble for accidents.
Don’t EVER COMPROMISE SAFETY!
Don’t Be too shy to ASK QUESTIONS
Don’t Start something without THINKING about what you’re doing
Don’t Use a MACHINE without having received training on it.
Don’t POUR hazardous or unknown chemicals down the sink.
Don’t Leave a door to a cold or warm room OPEN.
Don’t IGNORE equipment alarms
Don’t USE master stocks other than your own without permission.
Don’t Leave your stuff lying around in other people’s areas.
Don’t EAT/DRINK in lab (go to the tea room to eat lunch and hang out).
out loud (not everyone likes your taste).
Don’t DATE people you work with.*
May occasionally result in marriage.
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