Categories: General InterestAre there any protocols or guidelines on transporting chemicals within a school down a corridor, or up and down stairs. If so could you please let me know what they are or what resources to look... read more
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Categories: General InterestWe have a new lab that will be shared by physics and chemistry (Grades 11 & 12). The lab has two doors. The front door is used for access and the rear door is permanently locked and the key is held by the administration. We have requested that the rear door be... read more
Categories: General InterestIs it safe for students to perform investigations using urine in the school science laboratory? read more
Categories: General InterestWhat type of tubing is best for connecting a Bunsen burner to the gas outlet? read more
Categories: General InterestI have some human body parts including human foetus and formaldehyde. What can I do to safely and properly dispose of these? read more
Categories: General InterestWhat are the safety issues regarding the use of diluted iodine in the science laboratory? Do you have any specific recommendations or do you know where I can find additional safety information other than that which is found in Be... read more
Categories: General InterestSome teachers in my department want to store chemicals in kits in their rooms with no labels or concentrations etc. No one will support or believe me that this is not appropriate. As a Department Head, responsible for providing leadership in health and safety, I need... read more
Categories: General InterestI wonder if you would let me know if STAO has a position on having the large hydrogen and oxygen cylinders for use in the science labs. Include your informed opinion on whether these cylinders are necessary, and what the risks... read more
Categories: General InterestI am presenting material on legal liability of teachers to pre-service teachers, and my resources are primarily American. What are the legal responsibilities of Ontario... read more
Categories: General InterestOur local fire inspector, subsequent to a recent visit to our school, requested that a written protocol for the transport of flammables from one classroom to another be developed. Do you have any suggestions as to what would be an appropriate... read more