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Dr. Ken Roy, NSTA’s Chief Science Safety Compliance Consultant, shares safety tips and responds to your questions. Click on a headline to read the entire post.

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Preventing Overcrowding in K–12 Science Labs






Of all the safety concerns expressed by science teachers, class size is high on the list. Thus, occupancy loads in science laboratories should be restricted to create and maintain a safer learning environment. Ever since the 1996 National Science Education Standards were put in place, science teachers have been encouraged or required to do more […]

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Starting the New School Year: Seven Safer Science Strategies






Before starting the new school year, in terms of safety, a little planning can go a long way. Science teachers, supervisors, and administrators should check out the Safer Seven checklist below for strategies that improve laboratory safety. Know the rules and practices. No matter where you teach, legal safety standards must be followed. Before working […]

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Welcome to the NSTA Safety Blog






As NSTA’s chief science safety compliance adviser, I look forward to sharing the latest safety compliance information, while helping teachers solve safety-related problems and issues in the classroom, lab, and maker space. I’m also looking forward to interacting with colleagues to help improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the trenches. Specifically, NSTA […]

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