Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

Educating for OSHA Savvy Chemists

Volume

700

First Page

101

Last Page

109

DOI

10.1021/bk-1998-0700.ch010

Abstract

At Iowa State University we have developed and are continuing to design programs into our undergraduate and graduate curricula that will establish a sound practice of proper chemical hygiene in the laboratory. Our efforts include: (1) for all entering graduate students, an introductory graduate course to teach proper laboratory procedures and handling of chemicals; (2) for advanced graduate students, a chemistry safety committee which interacts with our university's EH&S department to learn about EPA and OSHA requirements so as to maintain a high level of safety awareness throughout our research labs; and (3) for our undergraduate introductory chemistry students, supplementary readings and prelaboratory quizzes designed with chemical safety in mind, e.g., waste handling procedures, first aid, MSDS's, and the use of safety equipment. The fundamental goals of our approach are not only to teach students appropriate safety measures, but also to involve them in the enforcement of basic prudent practices in the laboratory.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Chapter 10, pp 101–109 ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 700. Copyright 1998 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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