National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA)
National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA)
North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS)
National Safety Council (NSC)
Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

Safety Resources

Safety in the Elementary Science Classroom (pdf)
This booklet, from the American Chemical Society, is designed to assist elementary science teachers with one of the special aspects of teaching
science—creating a safe experimental environment for students.

Employee Compliance Training Services
Sexual harassment training and OSHA compliance consulting services

Fire Safety Training
eTraining’s Fire Safety Course was created to provide a knowledgeable understanding on the origins of fires, sources of fires, how to protect yourself, and how to prevent fires from occurring.

Laboratory Safety Training

Mesothelioma Law Firm
Free consultation and legal assistance for mesothelioma victims and their family

Asbestos Compensation Fund
Connecting victims and their families affected by Mesothelioma cancer to compensation.

Efficient Lighting
How to save energy.

Masters in Science
Includes a comprehensive listing of schools offering a masters degree in Science as well as practical information on possible careers in the field.

California Teacher Credentialing
Research the California credentialing procedures as well as find degree programs that will help you meet your career goals.

Texas Teaching Certificate
Teacher certification as well as degrees for teachers who wish to continue their education.

Online Professional Development for Teachers
Professional Development and Continuing Education courses for teachers. Find online CEUs.

Online Criminal Justice Degree
Find the right online degree program to advance your career.
Drug Dangers is committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
Educating consumers about the side effects of certain prescription medication and to provide safety resources on drugs to you and your children.
Offering accurate information on prescription and over-the-counter medication and their associated side effects.

Rx Dangers
Aims to educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly being used within the United States.
Resources to help quit smoking

Quit Smoking Community
Volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.
has compiled a large list of all types of substances, and medications that are available and is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership, a Florida registered non-profit.

Consumer Watch is a Web site dedicated to keeping the public informed about defective products, recalls and safety concerns associated with numerous products ranging from tools, cars and food to medical devices and children’s toys.

NSTA's Safety in the Science Classroom
This list of resources includes professional societies, federal and state agencies, nonprofit and for-profit companies, and science supply houses that provide safety services and products for K–12 teachers and administrators.

The Periodic Table of Videos
Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century - but this modern version has a short video about each one.

School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)
The Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) aims to ensure that all schools are free from hazards associated with mismanaged chemicals. SC3 gives K-12 schools information and tools to responsibly manage chemicals. Watch the video.

Reducing Risks to Students and Educators from Hazardous Chemicals in a Secondary School Chemical Inventory
From the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety

Laboratory Safety
from the Sourcebook for Science Teaching, California State University, Northridge. The site includes topically organized links that fall into the areas of safety standards, chemical hazards, chemical storage, and five other relevant topics. Within each section, visitors will find links to state safety standards, sample laboratory safety contracts, and fact sheets on chemical hazards.

Chem Info Net
a chemical health and safety resource for schools

Interactive Chemical Compatibility Chart
From Cole-Parmer

Online Safety Library
from Oklahoma State University

HHMI: Catalog
Publications, lab safety training videos, biomedical research and science education multi-media resources.

NIOSH Publication 2007-107C School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide CD
1 copy per order at: or call 1800 232 4636 or order online. This CD contains much more than the School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide and additional safety resources that NIOSH published earlier. Participants in the Laboratory Safety Facilitators Courses in July 2007 reviewed it.

Headline Discoveries
An email newsletter about current events in science published by Fisher Science Education.

Youth@Work: Talking Safety
A foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health. This curriculum is the culmination of many years’ work by a consortium of partners, including NIOSH and the CDC, dedicated to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses among youth.

This curriculum is meant to be used in a classroom or other group training setting, and has been customized for each state and Puerto Rico to address state-specific rules and regulations.

OSHA/EPA Chemical Database
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has jointly developed and made available a new database of approximately 800 chemicals commonly encountered in the workplace.

Green Chemistry Institute
Green chemistry products and processes reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

Green Chemicals Purchasing System
The Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard is a web-based tool that allows the user to search from a select list of solvents commonly used in the laboratory, and the associated process. The Wizard identifies less hazardous and more environmentally benign chemicals or processes that may be substituted. You can locate chemical by name or process - all for free!

The History of Green Chemicals and Processes
A brief history and timeline

EPA Guide: Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators (PDF)

Creative Safety Supply

School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-107
This publication is a sixty page safety guide for high school science and chemistry laboratories. Provides practical safety information in a checklist format useful to both groups to reduce chemical injuries in a laboratory environment.

American Association of Poison Control Centers
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Toxicology Program
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
CAMEO Chemicals Online Database
US Dept of Transportation
National Fire Protection Association
Green Chemistry Institute
National Safety Council
NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
American Lung Association


Carolina Biological Supply Company
Flinn Scientific Inc.

Lab Safety Supply
Monsam Enterprises - Portable Science Lab Workstations

Science & Safety Consulting Services recommends AirClean® Systems products for use in the classroom. AirClean® Systems manufactures the Teachaide™ Demonstration Fume Hood as well as a complete line of fume hood products. AirClean® Systems also produces high quality laminar flow hoods and PCR workstations.

Global Market Connections - Inventors of Porta-Lab, a portable gas laboratory appliance for lab work stations with built in gas chambor and auto-ignition.
Cole Parmer - Find one source supplier for laboratory requirements at very competitive prices. Maple Scientific is an established international distributor/supplier of laboratory, industrial, medical instruments and supplies - Laboratory glassware - Buy all your laboratory glassware at very competitive price with excellent service from Avail Glassware from suppliers like Sigma, Aldrich, Burdick & Jackson, Spectrum and Fisher chemical.
Easy Simple Fast Service (Victoria Smith) - use ESFS's online service to get no-obligation cost estimates from approved service professionals in Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding areas.
Megger Instruments - from Quality Instruments-Direct. Authorized distributor of clamp meters, multimeters, ground resistance and insulation testers.


Safety Column in The Science Reflector, NCSTA's newsletter

Stroud, Linda M. Lab Safety - Prevention of Laboratory Accidents. The Science Reflector (2011) Vol. 40, No. 1, Winter 2011.

Stroud, Linda M. Lab Safety - Laboratory Safety. The Science Reflector (2010) Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 2010.

Stroud, Linda M. Lab Safety - Training Requirements. The Science Reflector (2010) Vol. 39, No. 2, Spring 2010.

Stroud, Linda M. Lab Safety - Goggle Cleaning. The Science Reflector (2010) Vol. 39, No. 1, Winter 2010.

Stroud, Linda M. K-16 Science Laboratory Safety The Science Reflector (2009) Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall 2009.

Stroud, Linda M. K-16 Science Laboratory Safety The Science Reflector (2009) Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer 2009.

Stroud, Linda M. Do You Know the Law? The Science Reflector (2009) Vol. 38, No. 1, Winter 2009.

Stroud, Linda M. and Kenneth Roy. OSHA Training Requirements and Guidelines for K–14 School Personnel. NSTA Safety in the Science Classroom (2009).

Stroud, Linda M., Clara Stallings, and Todd J Korbusieski. Implementation of a science laboratory safety program in North Carolina Schools. J. Chem. Health & Safety (2007), Vol. 14, No. 3. May/June 2007. 20-30.




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