Teaching safety resources

Following up again on my Teaching Safety story, I thought I’d share some resources I came across while reporting the story:

  • Via Shelly Bradley of Hendrix College, a few Journal of Chemical Education articles on ways to engage students in thinking about safety:
  • Other JCE papers that might be useful:
    • “Safety Teams: An Approach To Engage Students in Laboratory Safety” by Peter J. Alaimo, Joseph M. Langenhan and Martha J. Tanner of Seattle University and Scott M. Ferrenberg of the University of California, Merced (J. Chem. Educ., DOI: 10.1021/ed100207d)
    • “Introducing Safety Topics Using a Student-Centered Approach” by Steven M. Wright of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (J. Chem. Educ., 2005, 82, 1519)
    • “Introducing Proper Chemical Hygiene and Safety in the General Chemistry Curriculum” by Gordon J. Miller, Stephen A. Heideman, and Thomas J. Greenbowe of Iowa State University, Ames (J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1185)
  • The ACS Committee on Chemical Safety’s Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories: Volume 1 (for students) and Volume 2 (for teachers), plus a quiz based on the material.
  • The safety training materials used by the University of California, San Diego, chemistry and biochemistry department.
  • From Purdue University, a lab safety tutorial that students watch before taking a required safety test every semester before starting lab work.
  • Dartmouth has an animation to illustrate how a fume hood works.
  • Mythbusters addresses the question of whether a compressed gas cylinder can put a hole in a wall.
  • Laser safety from the James R. Macdonald Laboratory for atomic, molecular, and optical physics at Kansas State University.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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  1. Outstanding post, JK! Lots of informative links. Thanks.