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Science Facility Safety

Science Facility Safety was written to provide school board health and safety staff and educators with leadership responsibilities in science with practical background information on the safe use and management of science facilities. This resource is the companion...

Safety Q and A: Storage – Lips On Shelves

With respect to shelving in chemical storage areas, the STAO ÓScience Laboratory Facilities Design GuideÓ (1999) states ÒThe shelves should have a rim to prevent bottles falling offÓ (p.39). However, lips arenÕt mentioned in STAO ÒStay Safe!Ó (Oct, 2002) in the...

Safety Q and A: Syringes and Safety

I teach a hydraulics and pneumatics workshop to Grade 8 students for Scientists in School. I am amazed at how few schools have a syringe safety policy in force. With the two or three schools IÕve been in that have a policy (sorry, I canÕt remember the schools),...
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