Council of State Science Supervisors
“The voice and vision of science education for the states”

Lab safety is of paramount importance. Whether students are making sense of phenomena or designing solutions in a classroom, laboratory, or community setting, educators need to be proactive in ensuring everyone’s safety. In partnership with Flinn Scientific and their safety experts, CSSS updated a series of resource documents to support effective safety policies in elementary schools, STEM labs, and secondary science spaces. These newly-updated resources answer many of the questions that local school boards, supervisors, educators, and parents have about safety. The manuals provide easily-accessible, concise safety guidance on topics such as safe operating procedures for STEM equipment, accident prevention, chemical waste management, and personal protective equipment.

Elementary Science Safety

Safety in STEM Spaces (particularly within elementary levels, but broadly applicable)

Safety in High School (and middle school) Science Classrooms

June 2021 Webinar Recording - provides an overview of these resources

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