Lab safety video library

Several weeks ago, a request hit my inbox: Did I know of a library of lab safety videos? I didn’t. But it seemed like one would be a useful resource, so Russ and I set about putting one together. It’s just a spreadsheet, but hopefully it’ll be useful to some in the chemistry community:

Lab Safety Videos

A few notes:

  • Video descriptions are courtesy of Russ (thanks, Russ!)
  • We make no guarantees about quality
  • There are undoubtedly videos that we missed. If you know of one we should include, feel free to post it in the comments or e-mail mee-mail me
  • Likewise, if you or someone you know produces a new video, let us know to add it!

The spreadsheet is freely available to anyone who would like to use it, for whatever purpose. That includes making a prettier, more accessible version. Legendary chemistry librarian Dana Roth of Caltech, for example, has started a Safety Videos “LibGuide.”

I know, the Safety Zone has been very quiet of late. I was busy working on a cover story about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, plus a companion piece on oil dispersants. We’ll resume regular programming with a round up tomorrow.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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