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Terms for High School Lab

Chemical laboratory safety has plenty of terminology to learn and know.

Teachers should be familiar with the following:

Students should be able to define, explain, and understand the following terms and concepts at a basic level. These terms support understanding of the recommended Learning Outcomes.

  • Acute toxicity
  • Allergen
  • Asphyxiant
  • Autoignition temperature
  • Carcinogen
  • Chronic toxicity
  • Compressed gas
  • Corrosive
  • Cryogen
  • Electrical hazard
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Flammability
  • Flash point
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • Halogen
  • Hazard
  • Incompatible chemicals
  • Mutagen
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Organ toxicant
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Pyrophoric
  • Radioactivity
  • RAMP system
  • Risk
  • Runaway reaction
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Teratogen
  • Toxicity

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