"One of these days, someone is going to die" from injuries sustained in a chemistry classroom fire, Calais Weber Biery says. "I almost did."
In response to all the students injured in alcohol-fueled school fires, C&EN has released a package focused on classroom demo and experiment safely. It's got a story, an infographic illustrating the National Fire Protection Association recommendations for demos, and a video depicting the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety's recommended procedure for flame tests (soak sticks in aqueous salt solutions, then burn them in a bunsen burner).
The package went online yesterday at http://cenm.ag/labdemo and will be in Monday's print issue (Nov. 23). Please feel free to share the link or pdf.