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Glassware Washing Quiz
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Glassware Washing Quiz

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What should you do with chipped or cracked glassware:
Put in the regular trash
Dispose it in the Broken Glass Waste Box
Dispose it in the Recycle Bin

Steam and heat are the most dangerous aspects of cleaning glassware.

Filters and drains do not have to be checked first before loading glasses into the washing machine.

Before loading containers of liquids into the autoclave, the caps must be loosened

After autoclaving liquids, how long should you wait before you handle them?
10 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour 10 minutes

After autoclaving bottles, how long should you wait before you handle them?
5 minutes
15 minutes
30 minutes

Describe a good procedure to ensure uniform heating when autoclaving liquids

When acid washing, it is okay to keep bleach nearby.

If you use chromic acid to clean glassware, you should
Ask your supervisor to select a safer cleaning method
Wear a heavy-duty apron and full-face shield when handling acid
Carry and store acid in a secondary acid-resistant container
Have another person stay nearby when you are using acid

NOTE When finished, print out a copy and return it to your Safety Officer. Or...

Pick your work location:
New York: Ithaca & Geneva
Maine: Orono, Presque Isle, & Franklin
Pennsylvania: University Park
West Virginia: Beaver
West Virginia: Kearneysville, Leetown

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Last Modified: 2/2/2010
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