From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Equipment for K-12 Science Classes
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:54:09 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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If this is elementary school, I am all for PPE such as goggles but what kind of experiments are they planning that will require an EYEWASH? I had a great time in a prior life working with 3rd/4th/5th graders doing hands-on science--my favorite was using red cabbage juice as an indicator and using a salt solution to separate the colors in candy like M&M's or Skittles--but we were under strict orders not to use any hazardous chemicals. Some kids have serious behavior and/or control problems, and there are plenty of fun, safe, educational experiments that can be done. That way, they spend their money on supplies, not buying an eyewash station and paying a small fortune for tempered water plumbing...

I would hope there would already be a fire extinguisher in the room, but I would hope minimal use of open flame, and that would ONLY be in use by the teacher. Who has had safety training (hey, why not use some of the funds for THAT?)

My two cents...


On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 3:45 PM, NEAL LANGERMAN <neal**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
I received the following from a colleague in the
Philadelphia area:

"I am looking for some advice. I am helping my local
elementary school (210 students) implement a STEM lab grant
they received. I am working on getting them beakers etc but
in addition, they asked about safety equipment (I was so
glad they asked). Do you know of a supplier for small eye
wash stations etc, anything they might need for this type of
setting? Thanks for any advice!"

How about some suppliers who address this market and also
suggestions for safety equipment, not just PPE, that should
be in the classroom.



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