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.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2005Stock # ss05_028_05_50Volume 028Issue 05

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