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Lab & Classroom Safety Information

  • Lab Safety Worksheet Lab classes present unique challenges and opportunities. This worksheet can help students understand safe lab practices and good techniques. View »
  • Introduction to Green Chemistry Learn tips on how to make your lab greener including chemical replacements, the 12 green principles and new green initiatives. View »
  • Specimens in Carosafe® This introduction to Carosafe preservative and holding solution covers important information about specimen shelf life, specimen handling, disposal, and more. View »
  • Pregnancy and Dissection of Carosafe® Specimens Occasionally we are asked if it is safe for pregnant women to participate in dissection activities using specimens preserved in Carosafe®. The following information is intended to help women discuss this question with their physicians. It can also be used to help schools decide whether or not to allow or require pregnant staff or students to participate in dissection activities. View »
  • Start the School Year Safely Your safety requirements are unique to the grade level and specific activities in your classroom. However, primary laboratory safety rules for the school science program are reasonably generic. View »
  • Infographic: Lab Safety Rules Science labs pose hazards that require safety precautions. These 10 guidelines will help you stay safe. View »
  • Student Laboratory Safety Agreement Make sure your students understand lab safety rules and regulations BEFORE starting experiments. Get their buy-in with the Student Lab Safety Agreement. View »
  • Starting a School Year Safely Science teachers have additional responsibilities that may not apply to other teachers. Hands-on activities with chemicals, living specimens, or scientific equipment may create hazards for students in science classrooms. To set the stage for a safe and successful school year, address potential hazards at the beginning. View »
  • FAQs about Dissection Safety Questions about dissection safety? We answer several that customers frequently ask. Topics include chemicals, volatile organic compounds, off-gassing, safety, disposal, and more. View »
  • Pregnancy and Dissection of Carolina Perfect Solution Specimens Occasionally we are asked if it is safe for pregnant women to participate in dissection activities using specimens preserved in Carolina’s Perfect Solution. The following information is intended to help women discuss this question with their physicians. It can also be used to help schools decide whether or not to allow or require pregnant staff or students to participate in dissection activities. View »
  • Student Biology Laboratory Safety Agreement Make sure your students understand biology lab safety rules and regulations before starting experiments. Get their buy-in with this agreement. View »
  • Infographic: Making Distance Learning Lab Investigations Safer An infographic explaining how Carolina creates a safe investigation and how the instructor can help keep their students safe. View »
  • Nine Safe Practices for the Microbiology Laboratory Treat all microorganisms as potential pathogens. While the majority of microorganisms are not pathogenic to humans and have never been shown to cause illness, under unusual circumstances a few microorganisms that are not normally pathogenic can act as pathogens. View »
  • Why Do I Have to Wear Gloves? Learn more about why gloves are an essential piece of personal protective equipment. View »
  • Multiple Intelligences and Lab Safety Howard Gardner proposed 8 types of intelligence: logical-mathematical, musical, natural, linguistic, kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and visual-spatial. A student who scores poorly in one type of intelligence may possess high aptitude in another. View »
  • Owl Pellets in the Classroom: Safety Guidelines The dissection of owl pellets can provide a valuable learning experience for students at all grade levels. These guidelines will help to ensure that this activity is done in a safe fashion. View »
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