Archive: FA22: Lab Safety Considerations for Pre-Service Secondary Science/STEM Teachers, September 26, 2022

This interactive web seminar will begin with an overview of safety protocols specific for doing secondary level safer science/STEM classroom/laboratory activities with Dr. Ken Roy, NSTA and NSELA Safety Compliance Advisor/specialist and, Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT). In addition, Dr. Kevin Doyle of Morris Hills Regional School District, NSTA Safety Advisory Board Chairperson will also be presenting.  

Critical related topics for science/STEM pre-service secondary teachers addressed include legal safety standards and better professional safety practices, engineering controls, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment, duty or standard of care and more.  Time permitting, individual questions will be answered by the presenters near the end of the program.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

This web seminar is hosted for and by the National Chapter for Preservice Teachers at NSTA.  We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I enjoyed hearing from multiple speakers. I have lab experience as a tech, therefore most of this webinar was a refresher course which was great for me!"
  • "It was a great review of all the things that are important regarding lab safety, and also set a good example of the sort of attitude we must have toward safety. No compromise permitted :-)"
  • "Overall very interesting and really informed my practice as a pre-service teacher. I really enjoyed the Q&A portion especially regarding exceptional students and ways to promote inclusion while being safe."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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