The following articles and resources can help you keep yourself, your students, and your classroom, safer from accidents. NSTA also has many resources on its website at
The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) safety documents
posted on 11:06 AM, June 17, 2021
The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) in conjunction with the safety professionals at Flinn Scientific Inc., updated the former CSSS safety documents into digital formats and modernized these three individual resources (2021) for use by educators across the USA. There is an Elementary Science Safety Document; a High School Science Safety Document; and an Elementary/Middle School STEM & Tool Safety Document for free download.
American Chemical Society Safety Videos
posted on 8:23 AM, March 15, 2019
ACS has produced a series of videos on safety in the high school chemistry lab.
How to Properly Dispose Chemical Hazardous Waste
by By Kenneth Roy | Published: November 28, 2018 in NSTA Blog
posted on 8:29 AM, November 30, 2018
Most middle and high school science laboratories produce chemical hazardous waste, but what exactly is it, and how do you dispose of it appropriately? Check out November NSTA Safety Blog Commentary by Dr. Ken, NSTA Chief Safety Compliance Adviser
Keeping Labs Safer With Engineering Controls
by By Kenneth Roy | Published: July 23, 2018 in NSTA Blog
posted on 11:17 AM, July 24, 2018
Check out Dr. Ken’s latest July NSTA Safety Blog commentary – important info to get your labs running safer for next academic year!
Safety Considerations in "BreakerSpaces"
by Eric Koser
posted on 10:15 AM, March 27, 2018
Do you take things apart? Consider these guidelines developed by NSTA's Safety Resource person Kenneth Roy.
Safety Checklist
posted on 8:52 AM, March 2, 2018
This safety inventory should be completed annually and be on file for inspections. Download a copy
posted on 8:50 AM, March 2, 2018
This statement by the NSTA Safety Advisory board addresses issues of class sizes and room space and cites accident research. Download a copy
Responding to Chemical Spills
by Kenneth Roy
posted on 8:04 AM, January 18, 2018
This blog post by NSTA safety consultant Dr. Ken Roy discusses what to do in case of a chemical spill in your classroom.
Elementary Safety Acknowledgement Form from NSTA
posted on 10:42 AM, December 22, 2017
This form may be used instead of a Safety Contract. Download a pdf from NSTA.
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