Bunsen burners and ties: I just wanted to check how the situation looks at schools wearing ties as part of their uniform requirements. They have to wear ties at all times.
This information sheet provides guidance regarding the requirements for chemical registers, manifests and safety data sheets (SDSs) in Australian school science areas.
Chemical storage classification: Could you please advise as to which classification chemicals should be stored in chemical storerooms, either DG classification or GHS classification?
This information sheet is an updated review of the answers to the following questions, and replaces the previously published Q&As:
Spark proofing a fridge: How do I go about spark proofing a fridge for storage of hydrogen peroxide? Can a refrigerator not on ground floor be spark proofed?
Stock whip use in schools: Good morning, we have had a request for the purchase of a stock whip for use by staff and students in our year 9 Sound unit.
Glass blowing: I have a teacher who wants students to do glass blowing.
NOTICE: A suite of updated microbiology SOPs are available for subscribers to download.
Alert regarding hydrogen balloon explosions: We recently had an accident with a hydrogen balloon catching fire and melting, rather than popping.
WLNA and WLDA Agar plates: One of our Science teachers has asked for these specific agar plates that are used for culturing microorganisms associated with brewing and fermentation.