Archive: WI24: Lab Safety Considerations for Pre-Service Secondary Science/STEM Teachers, March 4, 2024

This interactive web seminar will begin with an overview of safety protocols specific for doing secondary-level safer science/STEM laboratory activities. The presenters will be Dr. Ken Roy, NSTA and NSELA Safety Compliance Advisor/Specialist and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Glastonbury (CT) Public Schools, and NSTA Safety Advisory Board Chairperson Dr. Kevin Doyle of Morris Hills Regional School District in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Critical related topics for science/STEM preservice secondary teachers to be addressed include legal safety standards and better professional practices, engineering controls, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment, and duty of care. If time permits, the presenters will answer individual questions near the end of the program.

Early career secondary school teachers looking for a review on safety considerations are also invited to attend. 

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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To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I enjoyed that they had visuals along with it such as the slideshow. I am a very visual learner and this helped me very much to follow along."
  • "I really appreciate the links to the safety information and suggestions for developing plans for the district."
  • "I really enjoyed hearing some of the terrible lab safety things both the guest speakers have encountered in their life."
  • "Very useful and necessary information for STEM teachers."

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

For more information contact: [email protected]

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