Chemical disposal (chromium): I have a small amount of potassium dichromate and potassium chromate to be disposed. What is the best way to do this?
Spill Kit: Hi, My school is for Years 7–12. I have a Spill Kit in place at work (stored in the prep room) which is kept in a smaller (i.e., 1/2 size) than standard-size wheelie bin.
Laboratory doors: I was wondering if it is a requirement that science room doors be locked when not attended by staff? If so, is this written down anywhere?
Safety Data Sheets: Is it a legal requirement that hard copies of SDSs be available in ALL Science laboratories in a school?
Fainting during dissections: I have read your SOPs on dissections. Could you include fainting as one of the hazards of the activity? How should students be prepared for what they are going to do?
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Bunsen Tubing: Could somebody please tell me what the required length for Bunsen tubing is at present and where this is written?
LAB SAFETY: if you have 4 laboratories upstairs and 4 downstairs, how many emergency showers are you required to install?
I have some further questions regarding the mould investigations:
1. I prefer to double bag because we have had leaking bags in the past.
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Radioisotopes: One of our teachers is asking if we are still able/allowed to buy radioisotopes.
potassium bromate: I am wondering if it is safe/acceptable to order potassium bromate in solid form for a visually impressive science reaction for open day purposes.