From: George McCallion <GMcCallion**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Safety Caps in Chem Labs
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:07:13 +0000
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Some of the larger scientific suppliers (VWR, Fisher, and Chemglass…all three are located in NJ, btw) may be able to assist in this regard.


I would reach out them directly…Who knows? Maybe some of their employees are on this group as well?







George D. McCallion

Chemist/Environmental Health & Safety

3250-B, St. Peters Rd.

St. Peters, PA 19470-0387

Office: 610.469.6543, ext.. 104

Fax: 610.469.6547

Email: GMcCallion**At_Symbol_Here**



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Roshen Benoy
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Safety Caps in Chem Labs


Hello All ,


I am looking for donations for setting up a high school Chemistry/Science Lab.

I teach chemistry in a Charter High School in NJ. This year is our 3rd year and school is one of Abbott school district of NJ.

Any one knows any organizations or labs who donate chemicals and equipments or any types of furnitures for schools.

Any resources please.......



Roshen Benoy

Chemistry Teacher

Barack Obama Green Charter High School


On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM, <drsamples**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

It's the beginning of a new semester here in the beleaguered California community colleges, and there is again an administrative push to over enroll students in chem labs.


So I am interested in the history of the 24-25 chem lab safety caps. Does anyone know why 24-25 has been deemed the upper safety limit and what evidence was used? Also, exactly what agencies and organizations (in the US and abroad) besides ACS and LSI recommend these caps?


For those of you in California, is it true that when a new chem lab is designed for a state-funded school that the lab design is based on 24 students? This is what I've heard, and architects seem to design California chem labs around this magic 24, but is it state-mandated?



Marjorie Samples

Folsom Lake College, Folsom California


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