Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-07-20
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Provides knowledge and models of good practice needed by students to work safely in the laboratory as they progress through four years of undergraduate laboratory work Each topic is divided into layers of progressively more advanced and appropriate safety issues so that most topics are covered several times, at increasing levels of depth Develops a strong safety ethic by continuous reinforcement of safety; to recognize, assess, and manage laboratory hazards; and to plan for response to laboratory emergencies Ancillary materials include quizzes, discussion guides, and website materials

Author Biography

ROBERT H. HILL, Jr, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience working in the occupational and environmental health community at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has worked in the CDC research laboratories of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Center for Environmental Health. Dr. Hill has also worked in the Office of Health and Safety, serving as acting director.

DAVID C. FINSTER, PhD, teaches chemistry at Wittenberg University, where he has served as chair of the Chemistry Department. He is also the university's Chemical Hygiene Officer and a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (NRCC, 1999). In addition, Dr. Finster has presented numerous talks and workshops on the application of intellectual development theory to learning science and chemistry.

Table of Contents

Safety Ethics, Principles, and Practices
The Four Principles of Safety
What is Green Chemistry?
Re-thinking Safety: Learning from Laboratory Incidents
Green Chemistry in Organic Chemistry
Fostering a Safety Culture
Employers' Expectations of Safety Skills for New Chemists
Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Safety
Green Chemistry - The Big Picture
Emergency Response
Responding to Laboratory Emergencies
Fire Emergencies in Introductory Courses
Chemical Spills: On You and in the Lab oratory
First Aid in Chemistry Laboratories
Fire Emergencies in Organic and Advanced Courses
Chemical Spills: Containment and Clean-up
Understanding and Communicating about Laboratory Hazards
Routes of Exposure to Hazards
Learning the Language of Safety: Signs, Symbols, and Labels
Finding Hazard Information Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Information Resources About Laboratory Hazards and Safety
Interpreting MSDS Information
Chemical Hygiene Plans
Recognizing Laboratory Hazards: Toxic Substances and Biological Agents
Introduction to Toxicology
Acute Toxicity
Chronic Toxicity
Biotransformation, Bioaccumulation, and Elimination of Toxicants
Biological Hazards and Biosafety
Recognizing Laboratory Hazards: Physical Hazards
Corrosive Hazards in Introductory Chemistry Laboratories
Flammables - Chemicals with Burning Passions
Corrosives in Advanced Laboratories
The Chemistry of Fire and Explosions
Incompatibles A Clash of Violent Proportions
Gas Cylinders and Cryogenic Liquid Tanks
Peroxides Potentially Explosive Hazards
Reactive and Unstable Laboratory Chemicals
Hazards from Low or High Pressure Systems
Electrical Hazards
Housekeeping in the Research Lab - The Dangers of Messy Labs
Non-ionizing Radiation and Electric and Magnetic Fields
An Array of Rays: Ionizing Radiation Hazards in the Laboratory
Cryogenic Hazards A Chilling Experience
Runaway Reactions
Hazards of Catalysts
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment - Living Safely with Hazards
Using the GHS to Evaluate Chemical Toxic Hazards
Understanding Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL)
Assessing Chemical Exposure
Working or Visiting in a New Laboratory
Safety Planning for New Experiments
Minimizing, Controlling and Managing Hazards
Managing Risk Making Decisions about Safety
Laboratory Eye Protection
Protecting Your Skin Clothes, Gloves and Tools
Chemical Hoods in Introductory Laboratories
More about Eye and Face Protection
Protecting Your Skin in Advanced Laboratories
Containment and Ventilation in Advanced Laboratories
Safety Measures for Common Laboratory Operations
Radiation Safety
Laser Safety
Biological Safety Cabinets
Protective Clothing and Respirators
Safety in the Research Laboratory
Process Safety for Chemical Operations
Chemical Management: Inspections, Storage, Wastes, and Security
Introduction to Handling Chemical Wastes
Storing Flammables and Corrosives
Doing Your Own Safety Inspection
Managing Chemicals in Your Laboratory
Chemical Inventories and Storage
Handling Hazardous Laboratory Waste
Chemical Security
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