THIS DAY IN SCIENCE: 1st US Patent is for a 'Potash Process' (Hopkins) in 1790

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Safety Q and A: Transporting Chemicals

Are 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...

Safety Q and A: Two Exits on a Lab

We 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...

Safety Q and A: Flammable Transport in School

Our 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...

Safety Q and A: Food in Lab

Throughout my career I have maintained a strict policy of not allowing the consumption of any foods in our school science labs. I am now faced with new science teachers, and teachers from other departments, bringing foods into the labs even when hazardous materials...
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