Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Chemistry

Academics

Fire

1. Burning Clothing: If an article of clothing catches fire, move directly to the safety shower, roll the person on the floor, or wrap with a fire blanket. Never run. Never direct a fire extinguisher at a person. Get prompt medical attention.

2. Burning Reagents: Extinguish all nearby burners. Small fires in flasks and beakers can usually be extinguished by covering the container. Use a dry chemical or carbon dioxide fire extinguisher for larger fires, directing it at the base of the flames.

IMMEDIATELY REPORT ALL ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES TO YOUR LABORATORY INSTRUCTOR.

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