To kick of the new year, we caught up with Dr. Ken Roy to discuss safety in the science classroom (and throughout the school). Serving as the Safety Compliance Consultant for NSTA, Ken often writes about safety for the Science Teacher and for Science Scope. Ken talks to us about OSHA’s recent adoption of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which includes a change from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and the use of standardized pictograms and harmonized hazard statements.
- NSTA Safety Portal
- Safer Science: Goodbye MSDS, Hello SDS (The Science Teacher)
- Scope on Safety: MSDS Out, MSDS In? (Science Scope)
- A Guide to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (OSHA)
- Hazard Communication (OSHA)
- From MSDS to SDS – GHS Brings Big Changes to Safety Data Sheets in HazCom 2012
- Episode 22: When Good Chemicals go Bad