ERIC Number: ED216889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Better Science Through Safety.
Gerlovich, Jack A.; Downs, Gary E.
Following a brief description of the major components found effective in school safety programs (safety management, education, and services) and data on school accidents in Iowa, this book addresses various aspects of safety related to science instruction, emphasizing that responsibility for safety must be shared by both teacher and students. Areas discussed include: (1) legal liability (definition of pertinent terms, teacher responsibilities, and case studies); (2) eye protection; (3) safety issues and concerns in biology, chemistry and physics settings; (4) safety concerns, considerations, and measures related to field trips and associated activities, the physical plant, science facilities, student research projects, and handicapped students; and (5) accident/incident reporting systems. General and specific guidelines are provided for each of the major areas and related topics addressed. Appendices include checklists related to the areas, a chart of selected eye protectors, safety equipment (eye washes, safe pipettor, safe pipetting station, and a self-sterilizing inoculating loop), and general first-aid guidelines. (JN)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Disabilities, Guidelines, Higher Education, Laboratory Safety, Legal Responsibility, Physics, Safety, Safety Education, Safety Equipment, School Safety, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA 50010 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hazardous Materials; Iowa