Demonstration of phosphorus: Are teachers still allowed to demonstrate the properties of white phosphorus? If so, where do we get some? Clearly we would need only a tiny amount.
Lightning in a test tube: I have a teacher who is planning on performing the 'lightning in a test tube' demonstration in the school lecture theatre.
Portable Bunsen burners: In August 2013, a Qld Dept Education Health and Safety Consultant advised us that the Australian Gas Association (AGA) and Qld Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate have decided t
Chemical Safety in Schools manual: I have recently started working at a school where they are using the DET Chemical Safety In Schools manuals to assist in the running of the school lab.
Phenylthiocarbamide paper: Hi, Are you still allowed to use phenylthiocarbamide paper?
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Use of a spirometer: One of our teachers would like to use a spirometer in class. The spirometer requires the user to breath in rather than blow air out. Are we allowed to do this, if we have dis
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?