Scope on Safety: Spill safety

by: Ken Roy

Preventing chemical spills in the laboratory is critical, but teachers also need to know what to do if a spill does occur. This article outlines strategies to help with hazardous chemical spills in lab facilities and on people, with a special section relating to mercury spills. As advocated by the National Science Education Standards, there should be virtually no use of hazardous chemicals in the middle level classroom.

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Middle School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2005Volume 028Issue 05

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