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Recommendation 16. The institution ensures undergraduate and graduate science and engineering curricula include an emphasis on safe practices.

Tools for Recommendation 16

  • Hill, R. H., & Finster, D. (2011). Laboratory safety for chemistry students. John Wiley & Sons.
    Available at Wiley.
    Written for undergraduate students, it is organized around four core principles of safety: recognizing hazards, assessing risks of hazards, minimizing hazards, and preparing for hazards.
  • Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories: Volume 1, Accident Prevention for College and University Students. American Chemical Society.
    Available English, Spanish, and Arabic.
    This volume, primarily for students in college and university chemistry laboratories, emphasizes the importance of knowing the hazards before beginning experiments and the necessity of taking appropriate precautions.
  • ACS’s Safety for Introductory Chemistry Students brochure.
  • From Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions (ACS, 2012):
    • Recommendation 4. Ensure graduating chemistry undergraduate students have strong skills in laboratory safety and strong safety ethics by teaching safety lessons in each laboratory sessions, and by evaluating and testing these skills throughout the educational process.
    • Recommendation 7. Build awareness and caring for safety by emphasizing safety throughout the chemistry curricula.

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[i] These references are made available freely by the Council on Undergraduate Research. For more information about the Council on Undergraduate Research, including additional articles pertaining to undergraduate research program operation, please see: http://www.cur.org.