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Ch 11: CSET Science and Society: Safety

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Watch short instructional videos to review lab safety procedures and the uses of protective equipment. Self-assessment quizzes are also available to help you prepare for these types of questions on the CSET General Science Subtest I.

CSET Science and Society: Safety - Chapter Summary

Explore measures you can take to protect yourself, your students and the environment while conducting experiments in the lab. Lessons on the following topics can prepare you for these types of safety questions on the CSET General Science exam's first subtest:

  • General lab safety techniques
  • Chemical storage and use
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Hazardous materials disposal
  • California school safety protocols

Our experienced instructors know plenty about the equipment and procedures needed to work safely in the lab. Take advantage of their expertise by watching the short video lessons included in this chapter. Transcripts are also included to help you get a firm grasp of important concepts and vocabulary terms, and the self-assessment quizzes could prove to be a useful study tool in terms of tracking your progress.

CSET Science and Society: Safety - Chapter Objectives

Subtest I of the CSET General Science exam includes 58 multiple-choice and two constructed-response questions. Your scores on this and the remaining subtests will be used to award a California teaching credential in your science concentration area.

Lessons included in this chapter can help you answer questions assessing your ability to select the right lab safety equipment and maintain safe working conditions. You can also use these lessons to review the proper procedures for handling chemicals as well as the state safety protocols designed to help prevent accidents.

10 Lessons in Chapter 11: CSET Science and Society: Safety
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Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

1. Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

Science labs are great places to explore and learn. But they're only as safe as the people who use them, so in this lesson, we'll discuss some of the ways that you can protect yourself and prevent personal harm in the event of a lab accident.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

2. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

3. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

4. Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

Working with biological specimens can be interesting and rewarding. But we need to be careful when handling and disposing of these types of specimens because they do have the potential to do harm both in and out of the lab.

Working with Chemicals & Specimens Safely

5. Working with Chemicals & Specimens Safely

Working with chemicals and specimens can be really exciting! But, it's also important to understand how to use, store, and dispose of them properly. This lesson provides a brief overview of this topic.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

6. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

7. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

8. Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

Safety Data Sheets are an important component of safe lab work. In this lesson, we'll dissect an SDS to better understand its various components and see how they help keep you and everyone else safe in any lab setting.

Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

9. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.

About the Science Safety Handbook for California Public Schools

10. About the Science Safety Handbook for California Public Schools

Taking the CSET exam for science teachers? One thing you'll be tested on is the Science Safety Handbook for California Public Schools. We'll provide you with a brief overview of the document in this lesson so you'll have an idea of what's on the exam.

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