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Safety Data for CHM-107LL (Lab)

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Question 1: Three acronyms appear in this tutorial. OSHA, MSDS, and NFPA. What do they stand for?

Question 2: The National Fire Protection Association uses a numbering system to reflect the hazard level of chemicals. What is the range of these numbers?

Question 3: The warning system also uses colors to help show the type of hazard. What four colors does it use, and what category does each color refer to?

Question 4: What would you do if you were following a truck with a NFPA diamond sign that had a 4 written on each of the three colors of the diamond?

Question 5: If you are smoking or with someone smoking, what color diamond should you pay the most attention to?.
Question 6: Which chemical in your kit is the most flammable? Which one is the second most flammable?
Question 7: We don't normally think of the coins in our pocket or purse as being flammable, but certain chemicals can even make coins catch fire. They will be indicated on the NFPA sign with three letters. What letters would that be?
Question 8: What is the highest health hazard level for chemicals in your chemistry kit? Name two or three that have that level. (If they had a sign on them, it would be like those packets of silica gel you find that say, "Do not eat.")
Question 9: For potassium iodide, what is the MSDS info for ingestion? Also, I use the abbreviation, "GI," what does that stand for?
Question 10: Nearly all of the chemicals in the kit are powders. None are particularly hazardous to eyes, but anytime any powder gets in the eye, it can hurt. At the college lab, we have eye wash stations to wash out the eyes if something gets in it. At home you have to improvise. Imagine yourself or someone with you gets some powder in the eyes and it starts hurting. What would you do to flush the chemical out of the eye or eyes? (Remember it's hard or impossible to hold head under the faucet in the kitchen unless the faucet sticks up high.)

Since Aug 14, 2004