New Year, Get Set with Lab Safety

In my first school, another new teacher and I inherited back rooms stuffed with 25 years of dissection specimens that were older than my students,  random chemicals, unmarked bottles-1262034_1920bottles, etc. We were woefully unprepared to clean out the closet and set up a safe chemical storage area.

If you are in a similar situation, the Lab Safety Institute is offering a free chemical hygiene plan for schools that you can use as is or adjust to your situation. They also offer safety training (elementary and secondary courses) with teacher scholarships available.