STAO’s Safety Mindedness Program, the leading safety training program for Ontario Science teachers has been updated. Safety Mindedness now works seamlessly on virtually any device. Gestures like screen shrinking and expanding now works on tablets and phones. Continue reading
Incorporating inquiry investigations into the science curriculum requires that teachers and students adopt new methods to guarantee lab safety. Continue reading
This useful link provides you with a general set of lab safety rules for lab activities and teacher demonstrations that can easily be adapted to your classroom.
What are the Labelling Requirements for Consumer Products in 2017?
WHMIS 2015 covers a wide range of hazardous chemicals and substances (called “controlled products”), including everyday chemical products found in workplaces, such as cleaning supplies, adhesives and solvents. Continue reading
This article by James Kaufman, of the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) provides an interesting summary of the myths and facts regarding contact lens safety in the lab.
This article is provided with permission of LSI and was originally published in their Winter 2016-17 issue of “Speaking of Safety” newsletter. Access to the newsletter is free. Sign up for your subscription
A lot of jargon is used when talking about risk and some of this can be confusing. In the discussion about chemicals, the words “risk” and “hazard” are very often used as if interchangeable. In this brochure we offer our understanding of the difference between these expressions, appreciation of which is fundamental to informed debate on the safety of chemical products and processes.
This article by Cefic – The European Chemical Industry Council provides an excellent yet simple overview of the difference between these terms.
The science teacher’s duty of care for planning and designing lab activities for the science curriculum includes the responsibility for the proper storage, handling, use, and disposal of chemicals in experiments and demonstrations. Continue reading
There has been a lot of confusion generated when a select group of chemicals were listed as restricted, and special ordering procedures were initiated by the Federal government. Continue reading