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ACS advocates for the safe practice of chemistry across disciplines, at every age, and in every organization. We engage with like-minded professionals and entities to provide tools to foster a culture of safety in your classroom, campus, or lab.
Learn about safety requirements and scenarios that can happen when working in a lab by yourself.
The Flame Test
The Flame Test is a safer version of the traditional Rainbow Demonstration, an exercise popularly conducted in chemistry classroom
Explore Chemical & Laboratory Safety
Chemists understand that working with chemicals and developing new materials and chemical processes involve some degree of risk. Specific incidents in academic, industrial, and public settings emphasize the need for clear focus on safety throughout the chemistry enterprise.