From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] NSTA safety blog: Responding to Chemical Spills
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:28:29 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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A good overview of responding to chemical spills in the high school setting can be found on the NSTA safety blog at:

The introduction:
The science teacher must be prepared to clean up minor spills that may occur in the lab and know how to proceed in the event of a major spill. A proper response could prevent major disruptions to science laboratory operations, damage to laboratory equipment, and serious bodily harm. If a spill is serious, students may be required to evacuate the lab, and spills could discharge into the atmosphere, sewer system, and surrounding soil or surface water. If handled properly, however, a chemical spill can be nothing more than a nuisance.

The article is written by NSTA's safety consultant, Ken Roy at safesci**At_Symbol_Here** You can follow Dr. Roy on Twitter: **At_Symbol_Here**drroysafersci.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

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American Chemical Society
Division of Chemical Health and Safety

American Chemical Society
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