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Science Laboratory Safety
SBE Policy GCS-F-017,
Science Laboratory Safety
requires development and implementation of a Chemical Hygiene Plan(CHP) by each Local Education Agency (LEA). Plans are to be reviewed, updated, and submitted annually by January 31st.
For additional information or to submit plans contact Jami Inman at
Updates to the Science Laboratory Safety Wiki
October 5, 2016
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September 9, 2016
Position Statements from National Organizations Regarding Live Animals and Dissection in Science Education
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Position Statement,
Responsible Use of Live Animals and Dissection in the Science Classroom
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Position Statement,
The Use of Animals in Biology Education
National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) Position Statement,
Code of Practice on the Use of Animals in Science Education
Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Position Statement,
Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council, National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering (2004),
Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Precollege Education
Alternatives to Dissection
Information for LEA Chemical Hygiene Officers (CHO) and Science Curriculum Leaders
The US Department of Labor
website provides a summary of changes, frequently asked questions, and resources regarding the changes in HCS 2012.
OSHA Laboratory Standard
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450
requires the development of a Chemical Hygiene Plan(CHP) and designation of a Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) to oversee the implementation of the plan.
provides guidance for the development of the CHP.
OSHA Fact Sheet:
Laboratory Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
OSHA Fact Sheet:
Steps to an Effective Hazard Communication Program for Employers that Use Hazardous Chemicals
How do the new chemical labeling requirements compare to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rating system?
OSHA Comparison of NFPA labeling and HAZCOM 2012 Labels
Additional Reference Documents:
NSTA Safety in the Science Classroom
Web resources include NSTA Position Statements, books and web links
Science & Safety: Making the Connection
Informational resource for teachers by the Council of State Science Supervisors.
CSSS_Science and Safety_Secondary.pdf
CSSS_Science and Safety_It's Elementary.pdf
NCDPI's School Science Facilities Planner
provides a checklist for Safety equipment requirements.
A Guide to School Safety and Health
produced by the NC Department of Labor
A Guide to School Safety and Health_NCDOL.pdf
Reducing Risks to Students and Educators from Hazardous Chemicals in a Secondary School Chemical Inventory
American Chemical Society (ACS) document, includes a partial list of chemicals that it believes should not be found in a
secondary chemical inventory.
School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
NIOSH document includes lists of hazardous chemicals with "greater hazardous nature than educational utility" (p33)
as well as other valuable recommendations
NIOSH_School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide.pdf
PA Safe Chemical Management in Schools
Laboratory Safety Courses Online
as well as other safety resources for middle and high school teachers.
Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)
was founded in 1978 by Dr. James A Kaufman to provide safety training for secondary school science teachers. It is a non-profit (501C3) corporation and Massachusetts Public Charity.
Science House at NCSU
offers safety workshops for School Administrators, Chemical Hygiene Officers, Science Department Chairs, Chemistry teachers, or any science teacher who is responsible for training other teachers in their school or system.
Safety Consulting Services (S&SCS)
was founded by respected science educator, Linda M. Stroud, Ph.D. S&SCS is available to provide professional development for school Chemicals Hygiene Officers, Administrators, Safety Officers, as well as elementary, middle and high school science teachers. S&SCS also offers services for school systems in development of OSHA required written safety programs and safety assessments.
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