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Document ID (ISN)27827
CIS number 77-1747
ISBN(s) 0-11-270399-2
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Title Safety in science laboratories.
Bibliographic information DES Safety Series No.2, Department of Education and Science, London. H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1976. 58p. Price: ú0.85.
Abstract The scope of this pamphlet is defined by the authors as all laboratories where science is taught. Aspects of safety considered are: laboratory design and furniture; electricity and treatment of electric shock; fire and explosions; chemical hazards and precautions in handling chemicals and apparatus, carcinogenic and toxic chemicals; hazards from natural products and animals; disposal of waste; advice on the use of ionising radiations and lasers; particular operations (glass working, reduction experiments, experiments at reduced pressure); plastics and polymerisation; explosive mixtures and other dangerous experiments. An example of a checklist is provided for laboratory fixtures and equipment and for teaching practice. Precautions in the use of electricity and first aid principles are set out in an appendix.
Descriptors (primary) educational institutions; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; disposal of harmful waste; laboratories; United Kingdom; experimental animals; chemical reactions; safe working methods; laboratory equipment; manuals; electrical safety; explosion prevention; fire prevention; harmful substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions