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Subject: [DCHAS-L] NSTA Safety Blog: Safer Storage
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 07:54:46 -0400
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Safer Storage

According to the NSTA Position Statement titled ‰??The Integral Role of Laboratory Investigations in Science Instruction,‰?? there must be adequate storage space for all materials. From a safety and environmental regulation standpoint, proper storage is a critical issue. Teachers and their supervisors must secure appropriate storage spaces in science labs, especially during renovations or new construction projects.

Science education requires equipment, labware, hazardous chemicals, and project storage. To meet this need, dedicated storage space with specific types of casework is required, including open shelving or cabinets in labs or dedicated storage spaces or rooms. Legal safety standards such as OSHA‰??s Housekeeping Standard and safe walkways come into play. The safer storage of hazardous chemicals is also governed by many local, state and federal regulations, like NFPA and EPA codes.

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