As Laboratories Unit in Komar University of Science and Technology (KUST) we supervise and manage all the academic laboratories that are a part of the related courses. We do our best to provide the best service in order to follow KUST’s mission and vision which aims to contribute in the advancement of the society and prepare its graduates to assume a leading role.

All the laboratories are located in the Laboratories Building in KUST campus and the below labs can be found in this building:

 

Ground Floor:

Reservoir Fluid Properties

Reservoir Rock Properties

Soil Mechanics

Anatomy

Physics & Biophysics

Engineering Materials

Fluid Mechanics

Pharmacognosy & Medicinal Chemistry

 

First Floor :

Computer Lab (Logic Design)

Microbiology

Orthodontic Lab

Physiology & Hematology

Organic Chemistry 1 & 2

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Histology & Pathology

Dental Materials & Prosthodontics

Borrowing and Returning Items to Labs Form.

Science Safety Contract between KUST and Students

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of lab chemicals

  •  1,4-Dioxacyclohexane(C4H8O2)
  •  2-Butanol(CH3CH2CHOHCH3)
  •  Acetic Acid(C2-H4-O2)
  •  Acetic anhydride{(CH3CO)2}
  •  Acetone(C3-H6-O)
  •  Aluminum chloride, anhydrous(AlCl3)
  •  Ammonium Cerium Nitrate{(NH4)2Ce(NO3)6}
  •  Ammonium chloride(NH4Cl)
  •  Ammonium Nitrate{NH4NO3}
  •  Ammonium peroxydisulfate{(NH4)2S2O8}
  •  Aniline(C6H5NH2)
  •  Barium Chloride Dihydrate(BaCl2.2H20)
  •  Barium nitrate{Ba(NO3)2}
  •  Benzoic acid(C6H5COOH)
  •  Benzyl Alcohol(C6H5CH2OH)
  •  Buffer Solution, pH 4.0
  •  Buffer solution, pH 7.0
  •  Buffer Solution, pH 9.00
  •  Calcium Carbonate(CaCO3)
  •  Calcium Chloride dehydrate(CaCl2.2H20)
  •  Calcium Chloride dihydrate(CaCl2.2H20)
  •  Calcium nitrate tetrahydrate(Ca(NO3)2.4H2O)
  •  Cobalt Chloride Hexahydrate(CoCl2.6H2O)
  •  Copper (II) nitrate, trihydrate(Cu(NO3)2.3H2O)
  •  Copper (II) Sulfate Pentahydrate(CuSO4.5H2O)
  •  Cupric oxide(CuO)
  •  Cyclohexene(C6H10)
  •  Di Sodium tetraborate decahydrate {Na2B4O7.10(H2O)}
  • Dichloromethane(CH2Cl2)
  •  Eriochrome black T(C20-H12-N3-Na-O7-S)
  •  Ethy Alcohol (CH3CH2OH)
  •  Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate(FeCl3.6H2O)
  •  Ferric chloride(FeCl3)
  •  Glycerin(C3H5(OH)3)

Laboratories Safety Instructions

The below instructions must be followed in the labs:
 
1. Always wear your Lab coat inside the lab and close the buttons.
          

 

2. Wear Gloves before conducting any experiment.
3. Wear Safety Goggles and Mask when working with Chemical reagents.
4. Wear Flat Closed Toe Shoes.
5. Tie long Hair back.
6. Always wear Long Pants in the labs.
7. In Case of Fire Use the Emergency Exit Door.
8. Always wipe spatulas clean before and after inserting into reagent bottles.

9. Report any accident/injury, however minor, to your instructor/lab assistant immediately.
10. Turn off any device you are working on and cover it once you finish your work.
11. Before leaving the laboratory, make sure your work area is clean and dry.
12. Ensure that all gas, water, vacuum, air valves and electric sources are completely turned off.
13. Thoroughly wash your hands after leaving the laboratory.
14. Your instructor/lab assistant is available for any assistance you may need. Never hesitate to ask questions especially if it is about operating procedure. Be sure that you understand every instruction before proceeding.
 
You are Not Allowed to do the below points in the labs:
 
1. Don’t come to lab late.
2. Eating, drinking, smoking and chewing gum are not allowed in the lab.

 

3. Don’t forget to label your samples.
4. Do not engage in practical jokes or boisterous conduct in the laboratory.
5. Do not sit on laboratory benches.
6. The performance of unauthorized experiments is strictly forbidden.
7. Don’t wear lose clothing or any kind of jewelry to the lab.
8. Never run in the laboratory.
9. Do not throw paper or other solid material into the sink.
10. Do not throw broken glasses into the trash bin; instead put it in the broken glasses can with your instructor’s
supervision.
11. Never taste any chemical or transfer chemicals by mouth pipette.
12. Never inhale chemicals.
13. Never use or mix chemicals without your instructor’s supervision.
14. No Cellphones.

Chemical Reagent Storage Facility

Accident, Injury or Illness Investigation Report

Lab Safety Self-Inspection Checklist

Laboratory Check-in Form (Graduation Project Students)

Chemical/Consumable Item Use Form

Lab Unit - Volunteer Application Form

Criteria for Volunteering in KUST Labs 

Please see below for the criteria which ought to be filled in order for a student to be able to volunteer in KUST labs:

  1. GPA must be above 2 .
  2. Credit Hours: Student must have finished more than 100 credit hours. 
  3. Courses with lab: The student must have completed all courses that have labs and practical parts.
  4. The student must be in his/her senior academic year.
  5. The student’s records and files must be free of disciplinary actions.

If you have the above criteria, you can fill out the form in the below link and you will be put on waiting list.

Note:

1- Please note that a maximum of 5 students will be selected per semester and the volunteering period is for one semester only.

2- Priority  will be given to graduated students . 

Fill out  this form : Lab Unit – Volunteer Application Form

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Laboratory Safety

The academic laboratory environment is highly complex and requires support and guidance information to promote safe work practices and compliance. Our laboratory resources include process review procedures, equipment resources and checklists, PPE guidance and more.

1. What is Health and Safety?

All KUST staff, faculty, students, visitors and customers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are controlled. Under health and safety policy, the primary responsibility for this is down to KUST staff, faculty, students, visitors and customers. They have a duty to consult with their direct supervisor, or their representatives, on health and safety matters.

 
2. What do we mean by Health and Safety in the workplace?

Health and Safety is important as it concerns general well being of all KUST staff, faculty, students, visitors and customers in KUST Laboratories area. It means that everyone who has direct or indirect contact with KUST laboratories can enjoy freedom from disease, infirmity or risks and serious injury in KUST Laboratories area.

 
3. What is a Hazardous Material?
For the purposes of safety plans, this term encompasses:

3.1.Chemical: Everything from cleaning materials, acids, alkalis, oxidizing agents, to laboratory drugs , solvents, and compressed gases. Chemicals may be toxic, corrosive, flammable, reactive or incompatible with other chemicals, or even explosive. Exposure to chemical hazards can occur during use or with poor handling, storage or disposal, and the potential for harm or injury can be significant if they are misused or mishandled.

3.2.Biological: Causing harmful effects in humans, adversely affecting health. Hazards can include bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, plants or animals (genetically modified or not), medical waste, or even foodstuffs, toxic, infectious or allergenic. As above, poor handling, etc. presents the potential for harm, but biological hazards differ from chemical as certain hazards can pass the threat from person to person. 

3.3.Physical: Encompasses a wide range of hazards. That includes the below:
a. Electrical hazards
b. Ergonomic problems (e.g. poor posture, manual-handling issues such as lifting/pushing/pulling objects, repetitive strain from equipment use)
c. Slips/trips/falls or falling objects hazards (associated with poor housekeeping)
d. Use/handling/disposal of sharps
e. Temperature extremes (hot and cold)
f. Excessive/continual noise
g. Poor lighting
h. Mechanical hazards (e.g. using robotic or moving equipment)
i. Vibration
j. Working at (Any work performed at a height of 1.8 m or above)
k. Others such as: Potential for fire, radiation hazards, and dangers from ultraviolet light or laser use.


3.4. 
Radioactive material or radiation producing devices

3.5. Hazardous processes: high voltage, high pressure

 
*A further hazard class is sometimes added – psychological hazards created by work-related stress or a stressful environment.
 
4. Who needs a Safety Plan?

A safety plan is required for all KUST laboratory and storage areas that use hazardous materials, hazardous processes and storage of these items. Affected areas include, but are not limited to machine shops, Facilities Zone Shops, utility and facility chemical storage areas, agricultural locations (research farms, field labs, and extension locations) and laboratories (teaching and research).

 

Regarding workplace health, we must consider how to avoid work-related illness of all types. Potential biological, chemical or physical origins should be monitored and health screening carried out where necessary.

 
5. Intended Use of Safety Plans
 
5.1. Emergency planning and response

Information is used by emergency response personnel, to communicate information about the major hazards in the area that may impact emergency response.

 

 
5.2.Inspections

Hazardous material information determine both the frequency of laboratory/facility inspections and if process safety reviews are required.

 

5.3.Hazard Awareness
The plan acts as a resource for personnel working in an institutional setting to identify potential hazards.
 
5.4.Training and Education of Staff

Each safety plan is intended to serve as an instructional tool for all individuals working in an area, to apprise them of potential hazards, as well as the procedures necessary to foster a safe work environment. Location-specific hazardous material training is required prior to use of the area with annual refresher training.

shanya

Shania Khabat

Senior Coordinator of Laboratories:
Nabaz

Nabaz Hama Rashid

Coordinator of Laboratories / Biology Lab Assistant
kozhir MLS

Kozhir Karim

Chemistry/Biology Lab Assistant
Hozan 2

Hozan Fadeel

Chemistry/Biology Lab Assistant