Safer Science and the Duty of Care

Making his third appearance on Lab Out Loud, we welcome Dr. Ken Roy back to discuss safety in science classrooms and other potentially harmful areas (such as makerspaces).  This fall, Ken launched the NSTA Safety Blog to share commentaries on the latest safety issues, legal standards and better professional practices.  Ken reminds us about important science safety practices such as yearly safety training, […]

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Episode 103 – Reimagining the Chemistry Set

Imagine the chemistry set of the 21st century.  That’s the idea behind a new competition.  SPARK, The Science Play and Research Kit competition, is a project of the Society for Science & the Public, in collaboration with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  To tell us more about the competition, we contacted Janet Coffey – program officer for science learning at […]

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Episode 88 – Making the Change From MSDS to SDS

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL88.mp3 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 […]

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Episode 37 – Science Because We Can

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL37.mp3   Our guest this week has some serious accolades that would make any geek proud: he has won an Ig Nobel prize (2002), been referenced in a Foxtrot comic, and owns the domain name periodictable.com.  Dr. Theo Gray talks to us this week about his tables, science experiments and safety, Wolfram Alpha, and even answers some student questions. Links: […]

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Episode 22 – When Good Chemicals Go Bad

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL22.mp3   In this episode, Maryann Suero and Ken Roy warn us of safety dangers lurking in schools – both in the science lab and beyond.  Dr. Suero is the Children’s Health Program Manager for the EPA Region 5 (Midwest Region), and Ken Roy is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in CT, the Safety […]

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Subscribe to Flinn Safety Training Notes

Each month, Flinn Scientific provides “Science Department Safety Training Notes”.  This month’s notes are “Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations.” From Flinn: Chemical demonstrations can produce attention-grabbing results that dramatically illustrate chemistry in action–from making fountains of foam to creating kaleidoscopic colors, and generating flashes of fire. This month’s safety training reminds you that safety must always come first by providing important […]

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