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Safety Resources for Elementary Schools

American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)

  • Call the Poison Control Help line at 1-800-222-1222 or visit

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Council of State Science Supervisors

Engineering Practices, Makerspaces, and STEM Labs


Maryland State Department of Education

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education

Web Pages / News Articles

NSTA would like to thank its Science Safety Advisory Board for developing this resource. Questions or comments about its content should be directed to NSTA at 703-243-7100 or

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NSTA is committed to providing quality material that promotes the best in inquiry-based science education. However, conditions of actual use may vary, and the safety procedures and practices described in this resource are intended to serve only as a guide. Additional precautionary measures may be required. NSTA and the authors do not warrant or represent that the procedures and practices in this resource meet any safety code or standard of federal, state, or local regulations. NSTA and the authors disclaim any liability for personal injury or demand to property arising out of or relating to the use of this resource, to include any of the recommendations, instructions, or materials contained therein.
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