Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:17:09 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
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From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: Chemical Lists
Comments: To: Alan McCartney
I have a book that the MN Dept. of Education gave me a book entitled,
Investigating Safely: A Guide for High School Teachers, which
contains a list of chemicals high school teachers need to get rid of.
The authors are Juliana Texley, Terry Kwan and John Summers, and the
publisher is NSTA Press.
You can also contact the MN Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP). They
have a fair amount of information on greener chemistry and science
experiments. You can contact them at:
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota Gateway Center
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 - 2008

As far as general industry regulations go, the OSHA Lab
standard,1910.1450, applies, as well as any others. Two things to keep
in mind:
1) OSHA regulations only apply to the teacher and not to the students.
2) Public school teachers in non-state-plan states would not be
- Diane Amell, MNOSHA Compliance

>>> "McCartney, Alan"  09/29/06 9:00
AM >>>

Is there a "good" or "recommended list of chemicals for use in a high
school chemistry lab, or alternatively, is there a "Not Recommended"
list (or a do not use list)?  

Are there any general industry standards regarding suitability of
chemicals for high school chemistry labs.


Alan P. McCartney

Alan P. McCartney, CSP, CHCM, EMT-P
Senior Technical Specialist - Property

Loss Prevention - Liberty Mutual Agency Markets
62 Maple Avenue
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
(603) 358-4560
(603) 357-9595 (fax)

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