Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 12:21:22 -0500
Reply-To: Leslie Coop <lbcoop**At_Symbol_Here**UALR.EDU>
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From: Leslie Coop <lbcoop**At_Symbol_Here**UALR.EDU>
Subject: Re: chemical safety video
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----c1134b0d7ffa548915d0 Thank you all very much for your responses to my question about a lab safety video. I have compiled below a condensed version of what I have received so far. I don't know what we were doing wrong, but had been unable to locate the "Starting with Safety" video on the site, but the message below led me right to it -- Thank you! The Flinn videos seem to be geared more toward high school, and not what we need. Most of the others are for research labs or industry, and not general enough for a freshman chemistry lab. I searched the Mallinckrodt/Baker site for "Spills in the Lab" and it didn't know what I was talking about. We are seriously considering producing our own safety video; if we ever get that off the ground maybe it will be useful for others in our situation. Thanks again! Leslie Responses: HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a couple/few free Safety related DVD's, including Practicing Safe Science and Safety in the Research Laboratory. Not sure if the scope, content is what you need but the price is right. I think the web site below has a catalog from which you can make a request: Coastal sells a comprehensive DVD called" Laboratory safety the finer points", which I like. You may go to the Chemical Safety Boards website. There are some free videos there that have documented several industrial accidents. I have found the video to be useful. That and you cannot beat the price. Flinn Scientific offers the ACS video on DVD. We will continue to show that one to our first semester freshmen and are planning to show Flinn's 15 minute video: "Introduction to Laboratory Safety" as a refresher to our second semester freshmen. One thing is out of date on the ACS video. Contact lenses are now permitted in labs. See The DVD is available at the ACS Store, Enter "starting with safety" in the search box. If you want a safety video or DVD, this company has a large selection. You may also find the National Safety Council to be a good resource. A good project for an upperclassman would be to have them create a new safety video that is specific to your lab safety practices and policies. You might just influence their career path toward EHS compliance in industry! We sell a "Spills in the Lab" safety video which may be of use to this customer. The customer would need to purchase it through a distributor, but if they call 1-800-JTBAKER a customer service rep can provide contact details for a distributor in their area. ----c1134b0d7ffa548915d0--

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