• Question: has anything whent wrong in the lab

    Asked by 242susa46 to George, Ahmed, Francesca, James, Nitheen on 13 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by where are the scientists???????, shero.
    • Photo: George Dowson

      George Dowson answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      Unfortunately yes. I am lucky that I have never been involved in an accident where anyone was injured but accidents do happen. This is why you always wear lab coats and safety glasses in labs. You might not be doing anything dangerous but the person behind you might!

    • Photo: James Sullivan

      James Sullivan answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      As George says, small accidents are always possible.

      However, a major part of carrying out an experiment is set safety assessment before you begin.

      This is where you look at the experiment in its entirety, look at what might go wrong and then change the experiment to minimise these possibilities.

    • Photo: Francesca Paradisi

      Francesca Paradisi answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      Not in my lab thankfully, but there was a small explosion in the lab next to mine. Very very scary but at least nobody was injured!

    • Photo: Ahmed Osman

      Ahmed Osman answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      No not at all thankfully