I have the link to our online SDSs on our “Right-to-Know” SDS location posters. We also working on putting a QR code on the inside part of the door to each lab to link to the inventories, SDSs, and SOPs for that lab. We were originally going to place folders of inventory above the fire extinguishers to each room for easy notification of first responders. However, this will allow us to update information readily without physically taking out old copies and replacing with new every time an SDS changes or we add a new item to the inventory.
We have toyed with the idea of putting the QR code to the SDS on reagent bottles and putting QR codes to videos on usage of equipment where the equipment is stored (ie how to properly use a burner). However, this is a daunting task and there is concern over new instructors not giving enough attention to the safety aspects if there are videos available. So, we are starting out small.
Laboratory Supervisor/Adjunct Lecturer/Chem Club Co-Advisor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI 48502
I am working on a paper with several colleagues and part of this deals with the use of smartphones, their apps, and augmented reality (AR) in chemical education. I am now reviewing the section on QR bar codes (Marker-based AR), and realize we have no examples related to chemical hygiene and chemical safety.
I would be appreciative if anyone on this list could share any material that I could review, especially citable material, that is related to the use of mobile apps and QR bar codes (readable by mobile devices like smartphones) in chemical/laboratory safety.
Thanks ever so much.
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