Feedback wanted for “Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students”

Lab safety text coverThe first textbook on laboratory safety, “Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students,” came out in 2010. Authors Robert H. Jill Jr. and David C. Finster are now working on a second edition and would welcome feedback on the text. Direct constructive comments and suggestions to Finster.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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  1. I am the recently (semi)retired yet still active adviser in chemical safety for England in the teaching of chemistry to the age of 18. I am attending the BCCE14 meeting at Grand Raids and running a microscale chemistry workshop. If you want to met up and have a chat, then do contact me. I work for CLEAPSS,


  2. I wrote a review of the book when it came out in 2011 (Nat. Chem, 2011, 3, 91). Overall, I think the book can be improved by adding useful specificity. For example, a chart (and some discussion) of what types of gloves are appropriate for what types of chemicals/hazards. Also, I’d like for the authors to answer the questions they posed of “what can be learned from this incident” in each chapter. While the “RAMP” (recognize, assess, minimize, prepare) idea used by the authors is workable, I thought it did not seem natural as presented in the first edition.