Lab Dos and Don’ts Do Respect the lab and everyone in it. Follow step-by-step procedures. Pick items from the floor. Put items back where they belong. Clean your equipment and work place when done with an experiment. Keep the lab clean and organized. Report any problems. Be on your best behavior. Don’t Eat, drink or chew gum in lab. Apply makeup. Work alone. Place chemicals on the floor. Place items near the edge of the table. Pick up broken glass.