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The following is a list of resources to assist science teachers in their day to day activities in the science lab.

  1. Responsibilities (Excerpts from the Government of Mb. Science Safety for K-12)
  2. Lab Safety 
    1. Laboratory Safety Course - Flynn Scientific
  3. WHMIS:  Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 
    1. MSDSonline - Pembina Trails Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database
    2. SDS databases :
      1. Fisher Scientific MSDS Database
      2. Sigma Aldrich – MSDS Database
      3. Scholar Chemistry/Boreal/Wards chemistry – MSDS Database
      4. Flinn Scientific – MSDS Database
      5. Sargent Welch
      6. Aldon Chemicals
      7. VWR
      8. Cargille Laboratories
    3. Additional WHMIS Materials:
      1. Blank Workplace Labels - Avery (5168)
      2.  Training
        1. Pembina Trails WHMIS training - online course
        2. WorkSafe BC Training Videos -  WHMIS 2015 for Workers
        3. SafeWork MB - WHMIS 2015 for Workers
  4. Safe Work Procedures & Hazard Analysis
    1. How to conduct a hazard analysis for experiments & demo’s
    2. Blank Hazard Analysis form (Word Doc)
    3. List of common hazards that may be encountered in the science lab
    4. How to write a Safe Work Procedure
    5. Blank Safe Work Procedure form (Word Doc)
    6. Completed Science Safe Work Procedures
  5. Chemical Inventory and Hazardous Waste Disposal
    1. Chemical Inventory
    2. Hazardous Waste Disposal
    3. Hazardous Waste Pick-Up
    4. Hazardous Waste Label – (uses Avery 5164 Labels)
  6. Chemical Storage
    1. High Risk Chemical List
    2. Excessive Risk Chemicals List
    3. General Guidelines for Chemical Storage
    4. Chemical Storage Hazard Rating System - how to use the spreadsheet below
    5. Chemical Storage Hazard Rating System (excel spreadsheet)
  7. Chemical Handling & Spills Clean Up Procedures
    1. General Information
    2. Chemical Spill - Safe Work Procedure
    3. Spill Kits 
  8. Safety equipment for Science Labs
    1. Personal Protective Equipment
    2. Eyewash / showers
    3. First aid kit
  9. Fume hoods
  10. Resource Lists 
    1. Science Safety for K-12
    2. Mb. Education – Science Curriculum
    3. Flinn Scientific – Lab Safety
    4. NIOSH Lab Safety Guide 
    5. Chemstore – OHG Consulting
    6. Start the School Year Safely 
    7. Safety in the Science Classroom

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