DISC 5: Planning for Emergencies and Handling Chemicals

DISC 5: Planning for Emergencies and Handling Chemicals

Product no.: AV10

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Planning for Emergencies
What are the twelve most common types of lab emergencies? What immediate action should be taken? How should you prepare to deal with those emergencies? Sadly, less than five percent of the more than 35,000 scientists and science educators I’ve spoken to have been discussing these emergency situations with their colleagues or written plan to deal with them.

Handling Chemicals
There are four properties of chemicals, which make them dangerous. I review those properties and draw the connection to similar chemicals in our homes. What about the experimentation? What are the prudent practices, protective equipment and protective facilities needed to minimize the risk?

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