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"A Safety Minute" Tips by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: January 2, 2022

NSELA Safety Minute by Dr. Ken Roy – NSELA Safety Compliance Officer - For current safety updates five days a week, follow Dr. Ken on Twitter @drroysafersci.

“Corrosive Materials” Many chemicals commonly used in the laboratory are corrosive or irritating to body tissue. They present a hazard to the eyes and skin by direct contact, to the respiratory tract by inhalation or to the gastrointestinal system by ingestion. Attached is the address for a great resource from Princeton University on this topic:

https://ehs.princeton.edu/laboratory-research/chemical-safety/corrosive-materials

 

 

 

 

Spring and Summer Professional Learning Updates

Based upon member responses to our survey, we will not be holding an in-person Leadership Summit event in Houston on the day before the NSTA conference. We will be providing several sessions as a part of the NSELA strand during the NSTA conference in Houston March 31st - April 3rd. 
In lieu of a face-to-face Leadership Summit event in the spring, our PD committee has decided to host a Virtual Spring Leadership Series. Look for more information including the dates, times, theme, and topics in an upcoming newsletter.
Our first NSELA face-to-face event since pre-COVID will be our Summer Leadership Institute, to be held in Detroit, Michigan on June 25th - 28th. Look for more information in an upcoming newsletter.
 

"A Safety Minute" Tips by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: December 26, 2021

NSELA Safety Minute by Dr. Ken Roy – NSELA Safety Compliance Officer - For current safety updates five days a week, follow Dr. Ken on Twitter @drroysafersci.

“The Hierarchy of Controls Strategy for safety singles out hazards before work starts” The hierarchy starts with the controls perceived to be most effective and moves down to those considered least effective. This schematic is very helpful when conducting a hazard analysis, risk assessment and taking the appropriate safety action. It is needed before doing any hands-on activity or demonstration in the science/STEM lab!

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/16790-the-hierarchy-of-controls

 

 

 

 

"A Safety Minute" Tips by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: December 12, 2021

NSELA Safety Minute by Dr. Ken Roy – NSELA Safety Compliance Officer - For current safety updates five days a week, follow Dr. Ken on Twitter @drroysafersci.

“Where is the Best Place to Put a Flammable Storage Cabinet?” Latest article by Richard Palluzi stating “Generally anywhere. However, there are a few places where a flammable storage cabinet should not be placed. Placement is critical for a safer storage area! This important resource can be found at:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/where-best-place-put-flammable-storage-cabinet-richard-palluzi/

 

 

 

 

"A Safety Minute" Tips by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: December 12, 2021

NSELA Safety Minute by Dr. Ken Roy – NSELA Safety Compliance Officer - For current safety updates five days a week, follow Dr. Ken on Twitter @drroysafersci.

“Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrator” - Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy School Environments has this great guide for school administrators/supervisors on chemical management. Well worth sharing with your building administrators - helps to educate them on the serious health and safety issues with managing chemicals in science/STEM labs. – PDF copy at

https://www.epa.gov/schools/chemical-management-resource-guide-school-administrators

 

 

 

 
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