1. Supplies: When taking the second to last of something, put it on the order form immediately. If you know it is consumed quickly, order it sooner.
  2. Everything must be written in a logbook. Not on any scratch paper
  3. Know your waste stream!
  4. Initial and date every page
  5. Ask up, not over
  6. Safety. Safety. Safety.
  7. Keep your workstation clean. And the balance. And the sink. And the bathroom.
  8. Review. Double-check your work, your writing, your sequence, and your labels.
  9. Pay attention to unfamiliar smells and substances.
  10. Write in the laboratory notebook with blue ink.


Bonus Item: When adding reagents to something, move it after to keep track.