The Science Laboratory Safety Manual from Science & Safety Consulting Services provides a comprehensive one-stop resource for teachers (K-college), school administrators, school district administrative personnel, CHOs and Safety Officers. By covering... [view full summary]
The Science Laboratory Safety Manual from Science & Safety Consulting Services provides a comprehensive one-stop resource for teachers (K-college), school administrators, school district administrative personnel, CHOs and Safety Officers. By covering an extensive range of topics integral to science safety, it furnishes a single reference source and guide for helping ensure a safe learning environment and raise the standard of science safety. It is written with an understanding and familiarity of the legal requirements and nuances vital to the proper administration of any school science program. Additionally, this manual provides guidelines for teachers and administrators to help schools comply with state and federal regulations as well as step-by-step procedures for addressing existing and potential hazards present in the science classroom. An exhaustive index provides easy access to the information.
Topics areas include: Introduction to School Science Safety; Safety Issues in Schools; Safety Training and Motivation; Safety and Health Hazards; Legal Issues; Student Involvement; Biohazards and Radiation; Chemical Management; Facilities; First Aid; Laboratory Glassware, Hardware and Equipment; Personal Protective Equipment; Elementary Science Safety and an Appendix with resources and references.
All science programs have inherent dangers – not only chemistry. In an environment where students are in contact with chemicals, electricity, water, unfamiliar pieces of equipment, open flames, and a variety of biological materials, the potential for an accident is apparent to everyone. The chapter addressing Chemical Management includes extensive Substitution List allowing schools to replace hazardous chemicals with safer ones. This chapter presents the various types of labeling and storage systems in use and furnishes guidelines for transferring to the Globally Harmonized System of Hazard Classification and Labeling Systems (GHS). Chemical waste disposal is also addressed in detail.
The S&SCS Science Laboratory Safety Manual provides detailed examples, illustrations and charts pertinent to the subjects covered as well as a comprehensive appendix of resources, publications and tables. The chapter covering First Aid details the correct response to a wide range of accidents which may occur in the classroom and the legal requirements of administering First Aid.
It will help make school laboratories / classrooms the secure and safe environments educators are obligated to make them, both for the sake of our students and staff and for the scientific experience itself.
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