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ERIC Number: EJ918564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Safety Teams: An Approach to Engage Students in Laboratory Safety
Alaimo, Peter J.; Langenhan, Joseph M.; Tanner, Martha J.; Ferrenberg, Scott M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n8 p856-861 Aug 2010
We developed and implemented a yearlong safety program into our organic chemistry lab courses that aims to enhance student attitudes toward safety and to ensure students learn to recognize, demonstrate, and assess safe laboratory practices. This active, collaborative program involves the use of student "safety teams" and includes hands-on safety training as well as student-led safety presentations, laboratory monitoring, and postlab inspections for each lab session. Although we implemented this program in organic chemistry, one asset of this approach is its portability; it could easily be appropriately modified and implemented in nearly any science laboratory course. This article describes safety teams in detail and provides a preliminary assessment of the program's effectiveness. (Contains 3 notes, 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington