Welcome to the Hardikar Lab! You will need to be inducted to work in the lab. This will require around an hour to hour and half of your dedicated time. Please enquire in advance to find out the exact time of your lab induction/training. Be sure to read through all the documentation and online resources on the University of Sydney intranet or those provided to you via the lab induction folder (external students without a unikey). Make sure you are inducted to safely perform your duties without putting yourself and/or others at risk.
As you would realize following induction training, lab safety and safe work practices are followed very seriouslyj.
Remember to -
Follow the instructions
Know the location of safety equipment
Dress for the lab
No eating/drinking in the lab
Do Not taste or sniff chemicals
Be prepared for accidents and plan your response (participate in U Syd training and VR videos to prepare emergency response)
Leave lab experiments, data and recordings in the lab (no phones with gloves)
Lab reagents and chemicals
All lab reagents/chemicals (as well as biological samples) should be logged on to the Excel sheets on the networked drive available to our group and any new reagents ordered should be accessible through the University of Sydney MyLab system.
Know your SOPs and identify your risks/hazards
Know the flammables and controlled reagents you need to use
Remember - safety data sheets are in the lab/online
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Familiarize yourself with the appropriate PPE for your work. Safety glasses, lab coats and appropriate gowns/caps/masks and shoe covers are available in all areas of the labs in K25. You should wear compliant shoes to work in labs.
All lab purchases are to be chanelized through me. I will let you know who follows up with specific order. You are responsible for timely and accurate description of your reagents for order. Orders lodged and processed through MyLab need to be planned and discussed at every Friday morning's data meeting.