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Safety Basics & RAMP

Building strong safety cultures in any environment requires continual reinforcement.

RAMP is an acronym to help educators and students keep science safety in the forefront of their work in a laboratory environment. The concept provides a framework for making chemical safety an integral part of chemistry education and practice.

RAMP Principles

Learn more about the origins of RAMP: "RAMPing up safety education: The time is now" - C&EN

RAMP perpetuates a virtuous, sustainable cycle. It is:


Enables perspective, quickly


Enables formal inquiry and documentation


Adapts (to constraints)


Grows with science and the amount of work done in scientific pursuits


Encourages creative, contextual solutions


Usable in a variety of circumstances

Safety Essentials

RAMP up the safety culture in your classroom, laboratory, or organization.

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