WHY LEARN ABOUT CHEMICAL SAFETY?
WHY TEACH CHEMICAL SAFETY
- It is important to protect ourselves, others and the environment
from possible dangers associated with chemicals, chemical
experiments and equipment.
- In order to do this we need knowledge of the hazards and need to
introduce practices which will minimize the risks.
- People, universities, industrial and government laboratories and
other agencies are concerned about safety and the consequences
of unsafe practices.
- We (each of us) need to know about precautions, regulations and
what is known about safe practices, what to do in an emergency,
and what are the consequences of unsafe practices.
- We need to acquire attitudes and behaviors in which safety is as
much a part of experimental planning as theoretical knowledge and
good techniques. Learning prudent behavior in the laboratory is
a necessary part of our training as laboratory professionals.
- In today's research and manufacturing environment, employers
expect new employees to have a basic understanding and respect
for compliance with safety.
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