The ACS Center for Lab Safety supports and promotes the safe, ethical, responsible, and sustainable practice of chemistry through easy access to authoritative tools, education, training, and guidance.
Teachers and administrators have the opportunity to instil and foster a safety mindset in high school students during some of their earliest exposures to science and laboratory work. The resources on this page will help guide your messaging and curriculum in a “safety” direction. The following guidelines were developed with high school teachers in mind, using the RAMP framework for scientific safety.
ACS Essentials of Lab Safety for General Chemistry is a 90-minute ADA-compliant digital course that prepares high school or undergraduate students to enter the lab for the first time. Compatible with most learning management systems and accessible on all devices, this highly adaptable tool allows instructors to quickly and conveniently build a foundation in lab safety in the classrooms.