Science Labs: Protecting Students From Injury

Risk Research Bulletin | January 2010 | 0 Comments  Average 0 out of 5

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The combination of dangerous chemicals, heat sources, and glass equipment can make science labs among your school’s most dangerous places. Developing and implementing effective safety measures will help your students avoid the most common lab-related accidents. To make sure that your lab policies effectively keep students safe:

  • Emphasize the importance of safety procedures
  • Provide guidelines and oversight to ensure that instructors use reasonable care in science labs
  • Ensure that labs are well-ventilated and that safety equipment is labeled and well-maintained
  • Make emergency response equipment easily accessible

Read the report to learn more about laboratory safety in schools.


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