As chemistry teachers, it is our moral and legal duty to make the laboratory a safe and healthy place for our students. However, safety policies will be most effective if the students share the responsibilities for promoting safety and preventing accidents. We can help to motivate our students to remember and apply safety principles if we make safety a personal issue for each student. I have found that a student will more readily comply with laboratory rules on a regular basis if the rules are important for that student, and that student has actively participated in the safety learning process.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1992 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Teaching Chemistry Safety: A Personal Issue,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 29
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol29/iss2/2