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 http://www.nsta.org/safety/.
Safety Considerations in "BreakerSpaces"
by Eric Koserposted on 10:15 AM, March 27, 2018
Do you take things apart? Consider these guidelines developed by NSTA's Safety Resource person Kenneth Roy.
byposted on 8:52 AM, March 2, 2018
This safety inventory should be completed annually and be on file for inspections. Download a copy
byposted 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 Royposted 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. http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2018/01/17/responding-to-chemical-spills/
Elementary Safety Acknowledgement Form from NSTA
byposted on 10:42 AM, December 22, 2017
This form may be used instead of a Safety Contract. Download a pdf from NSTA.
How to Safeguard Your Lab
by Kenneth Roy | Published: May 16, 2017 in NSTA Blogposted on 1:45 PM, May 22, 2017
Many of the chemicals on the Department of Homeland Security’s Anti-Terrorism Standards Chemicals of Interest List can be found in high school storerooms. These chemicals may be prone to theft and unauthorized lab experiments. Some terrorist websites have even suggested that their operatives pose as students to acquire hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological agents (NAP 2011). To meet this challenge, science teachers, their supervisors, and administrators need to provide a secure working environment by making their labs more secure.
New ACS Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demos
by ACSposted on 2:52 PM, January 4, 2017
Download your copy of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations.
The Harmful Particles in 3-D Printers
by By Kenneth Roy | Published: December 15, 2016 in NSTA Blogposted on 2:44 PM, January 4, 2017
This article is taken from the NSTA Blog at http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2016/12/15/the-harmful-particles-in-3-d-printers/ -- The Harmful Particles in 3-D Printers -- By Kenneth Roy | Published:...
Lab Safety References
byposted on 2:39 PM, January 4, 2017
-- References -- * Biehle, J.T., et.al. 1999. NSTA Guide to School Science Facilities. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. * Flinn, Larry. 2000. Overcrowding in the Science Laboratory. Flinn Scientific. (also...
Safety and Class Size in Science Laboratories, John Olson, MnSTA President 2004-2006
by John Olsonposted on 2:37 PM, January 4, 2017
-- Safety and Class Size in Science Laboratories, John Olson, MnSTA President 2004-2006 -- When a science teacher is assigned a class of 35, 40 or even more, the exasperated teacher is likely to respond,...