Safety First! As educators, we want our students to learn and grow within a safe environment. The HAPS Safety Committee takes this charge very seriously and has created a plethora of resources to aid you in providing the best environment for your students. Karen McMahon is the interim Chair of the Committee, having helped create many of the resources of this group.
Spotlight on Safety has a series of features on safety basics (equipment, practices) that every lab which teaches A&P should have.
There are also articles on Gloves and Protective Eyewear, as well as information about the revised standard about safe exposure to such chemicals as benzene.
The HAPS Safety Guidelines cover all aspects of lab safety from the safe storage of chemicals to protective wear to safety contracts. This is an invaluable resource for those concerned about the safety of our students in the laboratory. Safety Cases studies are a fantastic resource in the members’ only section of the website.
HAPS has opened the Safety Survey for you to share your thoughts and concerns. The Safety Committee created the survey – first – to remind members that lab safety should be foremost in all of our preparations for lab. Secondly, it allows our committee to find out what type of lab accidents are most common in the A&P lab and see if the incidence and type of lab injuries can be correlated/prevented with certain practices. The Safety Survey in on the HAPS website and will be open through April 1st.
The Safety Committee will publish the results of this survey in a poster at the Jacksonville Annual Meeting. Come chat with us about lab safety.