Schools and districts should develop safety programs that include the effective management of chemicals, safety training for teachers and others, and creating school environments that are as safe as possible.
Dr. Kenneth Roy, NSTA's Chief Science Safety Compliance Consultant, regularly shares safety tips and responds to your questions in the NSTA Safety Blog.
Official NSTA position statement addressing safety programs, training, and school environments.
Official NSTA position statement focused on the shared responsibility of maintaining a safe learning environment.
NSTA establishes safety practices and regulations for all hands-on demonstrations, experiments, and workshops given at NSTA-sponsored events in rooms, other on-site locations, and on the floor of the NSTA exhibit hall.
Members of NSTA's Safety Advisory Board offer the following documents addressing important safety issues in school science labs and classrooms:
This list DOES NOT SUPERSEDE SCHOOL, SCHOOL SYSTEMS, LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, CODES AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the science teachers and school administrators to use appropriate legal standards and better professional practices under duty of care to make the science laboratory safer.