Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students

by Robert H. Hill, David C. Finster
     
 

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"...this substantial and engaging text offers a wealth of practical (in every sense of the word) advice...Every undergraduate laboratory, and, ideally, every undergraduate chemist, should have a copy of what is by some distance the best book I have seen on safety in the undergraduate laboratory."  Chemistry World, March 2011

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"...this substantial and engaging text offers a wealth of practical (in every sense of the word) advice...Every undergraduate laboratory, and, ideally, every undergraduate chemist, should have a copy of what is by some distance the best book I have seen on safety in the undergraduate laboratory."  Chemistry World, March 2011

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students is uniquely designed to accompany students throughout their four-year undergraduate education and beyond, progressively teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to learn their science and stay safe while working in any lab. This new principles-based approach treats lab safety as a distinct, essential discipline of chemistry, enabling you to instill and sustain a culture of safety among students. As students progress through the text, they’ll learn about laboratory and chemical hazards, about routes of exposure, about ways to manage these hazards, and about handling common laboratory emergencies. Most importantly, they’ll learn that it is very possible to safely use hazardous chemicals in the laboratory by applying safety principles that prevent and minimize exposures.

Continuously Reinforces and Builds Safety Knowledge and Safety Culture

Each of the book’s eight chapters is organized into three tiers of sections, with a variety of topics suited to beginning, intermediate, and advanced course levels. This enables your students to gather relevant safety information as they advance in their lab work. In some cases, individual topics are presented more than once, progressively building knowledge with new information that’s appropriate at different levels.

A Better, Easier Way to Teach and Learn Lab Safety

We all know that safety is of the utmost importance; however, instructors continue to struggle with finding ways to incorporate safety into their curricula. Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students is the ideal solution:

  • Each section can be treated as a pre-lab assignment, enabling you to easily incorporate lab safety into all your lab courses without building in additional teaching time.
  • Sections begin with a preview, a quote, and a brief description of a laboratory incident that illustrates the importance of the topic.
  • References at the end of each section guide your students to the latest print and web resources.
  • Students will also find “Chemical Connections” that illustrate how chemical principles apply to laboratory safety and “Special Topics” that amplify certain sections by exploring additional, relevant safety issues.

Visit the companion site at http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dfinster/LSCS/.











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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This book should be widely adopted by many programs given the importance of chemical safety. With a list price under $70, it is not unreasonable to ask students to purchase this book in their first year, knowing that it will be used every year following.” (Journal of Chemical Education, February 2012)

"An excellent resource for undergraduate chemistry students, including non-majors, as well as graduate students. Highly recommended. Academic, two-year technical program, and professional libraries,
all levels." (Choice, March 2011)

"This authoritative and clearly-written book is full of relevant and important material. Every undergraduate laboratory, and, ideally, every undergraduate chemist, should have a copy of what is, by some distance, the best book I have seen on safety in the undergraduate laboratory." (Education in Chemistry, May 2011)

"This authoritative and clearly-written book is full of relevant and important material. Every undergraudate laboratory, and, ideally, every undergraduate chemist, should have a copy of what is by some distance the best book I have seen on safety in the undergraduate laboratory". (Chemistry World, March 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118212646
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
552
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

ROBERT H. HILL, Jr, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience working in the occupational and environmental health community at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has worked in the CDC research laboratories of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Center for Environmental Health. Dr. Hill has also worked in the Office of Health and Safety, serving as acting director.

DAVID C. FINSTER, PhD, teaches chemistry at Wittenberg University, where he has served as chair of the Chemistry Department. He is also the university's Chemical Hygiene Officer and a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (NRCC, 1999). In addition, Dr. Finster has presented numerous talks and workshops on the application of intellectual development theory to learning science and chemistry.

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