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Ewing, Galen W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Safety issues specifically related to the analytical laboratory are discussed including hazardous reagents, transferring samples, cleaning apparatus, eye protection, and equipment damage. Special attention is given to techniques which not only endanger the technician but also endanger expensive equipment. (CW)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science
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Gannaway, Susan P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Findings from a survey of 20 liberal arts colleges which did not have graduate programs in chemistry are presented. Discussed are regulations, actions taken and costs of academic laboratories regarding the disposal of hazardous waste. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Faculty, Hazardous Materials
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Scaife, Charles W. J.; Hall, Chadlee D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Presented is an experiment in which students recover almost 90 percent of the original lead chloride thus saving on costs of chemicals and disposal. Included are experimental procedures and a discussion of typical results. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education
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Gass, J. Ric – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are concepts involved in legal liability for laboratory accidents. The focus of this article is on negligence, duty, and responsibility issues. Highlighted are the basis of a lawsuit, negligent tort, duty and breech of duty, and cause and harm. Thirty-one cases are cited. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Wood, Claire G., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
The advantages of microchemistry in terms of economics and safety are discussed. A list of six companies known to supply apparatus and reagents for microscale experimentation is provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Resources, Higher Education
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Smith, Roger M.; Renfrew, Malcolm M., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1980
Reviews the dangers of benzene as a toxin as well as a flammable substance. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Safety
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Reich, Arthur R.; Harris, L. E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1979
Presented is an inspection form developed for use by college students to perform laboratory safety inspections. The form lists and classifies chemicals and is used to locate such physical facilities as: fume hoods, eye-wash fountains, deluge showers, and flammable storage cabinets. (BT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Design Requirements, Fire Protection