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Ensuring Safe Labs: Getting Students Engaged

Exciting discoveries can happen in science labs, but without proper care and precaution, serious injuries can happen there too. Prevent injuries and damage to equipment by teaching your students about safety equipment and safe behavior in the lab. 
Explain safety rules and procedures with the engaging activities below. Remember to consult your own school district’s safety and equipment policies as well.

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Chemical Hygiene Plans for Science Classrooms

A chemical hygiene plan (CHP) is a written program stating the policies, procedures, and responsibilities that serve to protect employees from the health hazards associated with the hazardous chemicals used in that particular workplace.

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General Rules for Chemical Storage

First, identify any specific requirements regarding the storage of chemicals from: local, state, and federal regulations insurance carriers Criteria for […]

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Closing Up the Lab

At year’s end, you have a lot to do in a short amount of time. We hope this checklist will help as you close down your laboratory and get it in shape for the start of the next school year.

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Returning to School Safely

Returning to school during COVID-19 is a cause for uncertainty—but knowing for certain that you’re returning to a safe lab […]