Outreach Safety

Outreach Safety

Midland Section does risk assessment for Outreach programs in accordance with the safety guidelines provided by National and found at: http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/policies/safety/safety-guidelines-for-ncw-and- community-activities.pdf

We use mostly household chemicals, and in general, our supplies are maintained at a storage facility where MSDSs are available for those materials. National ACS provides liability insurance coverage for all events; a certificate of that insurance can be obtained (as required for some venues) from Peggy Jones at P_Jones@acs.org. In addition, the Midland Section is incorporated, which releases our individual volunteers from liability.

We offer training for our facilitators and have write-ups that include safety information available for our volunteers. Additional information about safety-related activities can be found under the subtabs.

 

ACS Guidelines and Recommendations for the Teaching of High School Chemistry

Chemical Safety for Teachers and their Supervisors

Outreach Safety Checklist

Safety in the Elementary Classroom

Safety Guidelines