From the nature of the work carried on in the laboratory one can not always control the results obtained. Accidents are liable to occur at any time. They may arise from many causes among which are incorrect reading of experiments by students, carelessness in obtaining material, defective apparatus, and poor manipulation. The kind of accidents occurring frequently are cuts by broken glass; burns caused by fires, acids, and alkalies; explosions; injuries by breathing poisonous gases; and fainting.
©1931 by Iowa State Teachers College
Read, O. B.
"First Aid in the Laboratory,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss2/8