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Free to Sign-up. Each issue of SOS includes editorials, safety tips, discussions from our listserv, expanded information on 1-3 of the Laboratory Safety Guidelines from our 40 Guidelines, along with letters to the editor and comments or questions from readers with answers and much more. Share this link with your students, co-workers, friends and family.
Free Resources
LSI's Guidelines has been translated in over 15 lanuages. The Laboratory Safety Institute offers these suggestions for improving laboratory safety because we believe that having an understanding of inherent hazards and learning how to be safer and healthier should be an integral and important part of science education, work, and life.
This publication, Planning a Safe and Effective Science Learning Environment, has been developed to aid Texas School administrators, teachers, and architects. It should be helpful in upgrading existing science facilities and in planning new ones, kindergarten-Grade 12, to meet the instructional requirements of Title 19, Chapter 75 of the Texas Administrative Code. A group of public school science teachers, supervisors, and university educators developed the fore-runner of this publication, now in its third revision. We hope these guidelines, presented in a question-and-answer format, will enhance the quality, effectiveness, and safety of activity-oriented science at all levels of instruction. - W.N. Kirby Commissioner of Education
Posters
Golden rules for Chemical Fume Hood (11" x 17") Use as written by James Kaufman Ph.D. Poster created by Andrealee Burgess and Nicole Farraj. This product is currently only available electronically or at one of our courses.
Golden rules of Chemical Waste Disposal (11" x 17") as written by James Kaufman Ph.D. Poster created by Fisher Safety. This product is currently only available electronically or at one of our courses.
In memory of those who have lost their lives in laboratory accidents.
Poster is a cartoon drawing with over 60 "What-Not-To-Do" actions taking place. Can you find them all??
K-14 Schools Only
Electronic Model Chemical Hygiene Plan (MCHP): Schools K-14 Edition is free for all K-12 Schools and 2-Year Community Colleges. OSHA (29CFR1910.1450) and related state regulations require almost all schools to have a chemical hygiene officer and a chemical hygiene plan. LSI's MCHP comes formatted as a Word Doc version. You may use it to customize your plan according to your school’s policies and procedures.
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Articles
This is a wonderful fun list of 101 Ways to convince people that you are serious about safety and that it is important. You will find things that you can actively do and ways to integrate others into your safety program.
This article was published October 2011 in "The Synergist". The chemical hygiene plan (CHP) is the centerpiece of the OSHA laboratory standard 29CFR1910.1450, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories. According to the standard, the CHP must be “capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals used in that particular workplace.” Among the stipulations for CHPs is the appointment of a Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO), who is responsible for implementing the CHP. Here are some suggestions... download to read the suggestions in the article.
Written by Dr. James Kaufman and published in "The Science Teacher" summer of 2006. This Article includes: Relevant regulations and standards, OSHA Standard, ANSI recommendations, Identifying types of devices, Selecting the proper device, Additional issues, and Contact lenses.
Most schools do a poor job of protecting the health and safety Of science students, science teachers and the environment. Research suggests that accidents are as much as 100 times more likely in an academic science lab than in private industry. Here is an article covering some of the facts be hind this and more.
he safety aspects of science demonstrations involve for four important areas: selection, preparation, transportation, and presentation. This article covers these along with providing valuable learning experiences. Along with this, the article covers liability considerations.
First three suggestions found in this article: (#1) Include a section after the materials for safety materials and facilities: chemical splash safety goggles, safety shield (or chemical fume hood). (#2) In the prep room, transfer the minimum amount of methyl alcohol needed to perform the demo (not more than 50 ml) to a small sealable bottle or dropping bottle. (#3) Leave the alcohol supply in the flammables cabinet.
This article was written in 1992 by Marilyn M. Steele, Paul A. Conroy, and James A. Kaufman. Suggested strategies include placing concerns in writing, asking for waivers of liability, inviting administrators to participate in overcrowded laboratory activities, and enlisting the support of parents and other community leaders in establishing a comprehensive laboratory safety program.
Forms & Checklists
This article is simply a list of duties you as a CHO should be responsible for. The list includes 52 job responsibilities along with a list of 20 duties beyond the job requirements. If you would like to suggest something to add or if you have a question regarding anything on the list, please contact Dr. James Kaufman at LSI 508-647-1900
A short list for what to look for in order to have an effective safety program. List includes 15 items.
One of the best ways to start a safety program is to know what your hazards are and what you plan to do about them. This nice "Emergency Preparedness Review" form asks you questions to help you prepare for emergencies.
This check list includes 32 items that makes for a good safety program. Using this list you can give yourself a check on the form whether your safety program includes the item, if it needs work or if you don't have. For fun you can total up your points and score your safety program.
Publications
Regulations covering the use and disposal of chemicals are proliferating, and teachers are given little guidance and less time and money to properly implement them. Facilities for high school laboratories and chemical storerooms are generally inadequate and rarely secure. This publication is a helpful tool on how to reduce hazardous waste.
Speaking of Safety (SOS) Newsletter Archives
Included articles are "Healthy Safety Heroes," "Safe Science: Dress for Safety" and "Lab Workers Guide." Each issue of SOS includes expanded information on 1-3 of the Laboratory Safety Guidelines from our 40 Guidelines, along with letters to the editor and comments or questions from readers with answers.
Included articles are "WANTED: 'GFCI' A Member of the Dirty Dozen Science Lab Gang" and "Salmonella Outbreak Linked to School Owl Experiments". Each issue of SOS includes expanded information on 1-3 of the Laboratory Safety Guidelines from our 40 Guidelines, along with letters to the editor and comments or questions from readers with answers. As part of our member benefits, past issues can be downloaded at no charge.
Included articles are "Safety Training Passport" and "The New OSHA Ergonomics Standard". Each issue of SOS includes expanded information on 1-3 of the Laboratory Safety Guidelines from our 40 Guidelines, along with letters to the editor and comments or questions from readers with answers. As part of our member benefits, past issues can be downloaded at no charge.
Included articles are "Safety in our Schools' Science Labs: The Dirty Dozen" and "'EMFs' Conflicting Evidence on the Health Risk". Each issue of SOS includes expanded information on 1-3 of the Laboratory Safety Guidelines from our 40 Guidelines, along with letters to the editor and comments or questions from readers with answers.
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