Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 07:35:31 -0400
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Subject: Re: High School Lab Safety

  From:  safesci**At_Symbol_Here**
  Subject:  Source For Middle and High School Level Chemical List
  Date:  August 12, 2009 7:51:32 PM EDT

One of what I would consider the best sources for chemical selection  
in middle and high school science labs is called "Rehab the Bio Lab!"   
The site has a large listing of what is acceptable and
what is not, the rationale, the role of the chemical hygiene officer,  
etc.  Check it out at:

Ken Roy,
Science Safety Compliance Consultant
National Science Teachers Association


From: Douglas Mandt 
Date: August 12, 2009 11:57:05 PM EDT
Subject: HS Lab Safety

Another source of lab safety is the NSTA Journal, THE SCIENCE TEACHER.
Flinn Scientific also has a lot of safety monographs and other support  
for high school labs.

The Hazardous Waste Division of King County Metro(Seattle) has been  
very helpful with their Rehab the Lab program that has removed several  
tons of old, dangerous chemicals and reduced school inventories to a  
managable size in a large number of schools.

The Washington Science Teachers Association has supported lab safety  
training for several years

THE LAB SAFETY WORKSHOP  is another good source of aid for high schools.

Douglas Mandt
Science Educ. Consultant


From: kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**
Date: August 13, 2009 7:18:08 AM EDT
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] High School Lab Safety

The EPA also has a program "Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign  

"From elementary school maintenance closets to high school chemistry  
labs, schools use a variety of chemicals. When they are mismanaged,  
these chemicals can put students and school personnel at risk from  
spills, fires, and other accidental exposures. Chemical accidents  
disrupt school schedules and can cost thousands of dollars to repair.

The Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) aims to ensure that all  
schools are free from hazards associated with mismanaged chemicals.  
SC3 gives K-12 schools information and tools to responsibly manage  
chemicals. By using the tools provided on this site and pulling  
together a team with a variety of perspectives, expertise, and  
resources you can develop a successful chemical management program.  
Schools, parents, and local organizations can partner to create a  
chemical management program that meets the unique needs of their  

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
EH&S    Z=6200
Stony Brook University
EH&S Web site:

Remember to wash your hands!

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