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Safety Training for Science Teachers

Safety Training for Science Teachers

  • Safety Sense! Safety Rules for School Science Labs

Check out our new online resource for science teachers and administrators. You’ll find a comprehensive list of safety regulations and recommendations, as well as an online source for each entry.

  • Creating a Safe Science Lab

Credit hours: 6

Participants: Administrators, Chemical Hygiene Officers, Science Department Chairs, Chemistry teachers, or any science teacher who is responsible for training other teachers in their school or system

Course description: This training session focuses on the development of a comprehensive safety program as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and the development of a Chemical Hygiene Plan as defined by the OSHA Lab Standard. Participants will also receive training in chemical storage, safety equipment and personal protective equipment, Material Safety Data Sheets, signs, labels and other forms of warning, emergency procedures, spill control and waste disposal.

  • Safety Sense Workshop

Credit hours: 3

Participants: Beginning science teachers, elementary science teachers, or science teachers who are not in charge of their school safety program or chemical storage in their schools

Course description: Participants will discuss the basic requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and the OSHA Lab Standard. The focus of this workshop is to demonstrate how to apply the regulations and recommendations to your science instruction. Participants conduct a Hazard Analysis of a science activity using Material Safety Data Sheets to determine chemical and physical hazards, effects of overexposure, safety equipment and personal protective equipment needed, emergency and first aid procedures, spill control and waste disposal. Tips for teaching safety to students will also be provided.

  • Science Safety Train-the-Trainer

This two-day workshop will be offered each summer in Raleigh and Lenoir, N.C. Please check the website for upcoming dates.

Participants: School Administrators, Chemical Hygiene Officers, Science Department Chairs, Chemistry teachers, or any science teacher who is responsible for training other teachers in their school or system.

Course description: This class focusses on the training required by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and the Chemical Hygiene Plan as defined by the OSHA Lab Standard. Participants will also receive training in the following topics: chemical storage, safety equipment and personal protective equipment, Material Safety Data Sheets, signs, labels and other forms of warning, emergency procedures, spill control and waste disposal.

Contact Scott Ragan for more information on scheduling a safety workshop for your school.

Phone: 919-515-5610

Email: scott_ragan@ncsu.edu