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:
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 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.