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companion publications to assist those involved in elementary and secondary school
science education. Copies of Safety in the Elementary (K–6) Science Classroom and
Chemical Safety for Teachers and Their Supervisors: Grades 7–12 are available through
the ACS Office of Society Services.
I am pleased to introduce the seventh edition of the committee’s flagship publication and wish to thank the many individuals who generously contributed their time
and wisdom to this and the previous editions. Their efforts have helped to make academic chemistry laboratories much safer places with fewer accidents and injuries. Jay
Young has contributed to several editions of SACL; he was the major contributor and
served as Editor of this edition. The comprehensiveness and lucidity of this volume
are the direct result of his dedication and commitment. The Editor’s Preface acknowledges those who contributed to the revisions and development of the seventh edition.
The final draft was reviewed by Dan McDonald, Russ Phifer, and Rubye Torrey. Larry
Funke coordinated the efforts of those ACS staff members involved in the production
and distribution activities.
All comments are welcome. Please direct them to the Committee on Chemical
Safety, American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Kenneth P. Fivizzani
Chair, ACS Committee on Chemical Safety
October 2002 I II students short index 1/15/03 12:45 PM Page IV Preface from the Editor
The first edition of this book was written in 1972 by members of the ACS Committee
on Chemical Safety under the direction and urging of its chair, Howard H. Fawcett
(now deceased). It was published as an 11-page, double-spaced, typed and mimeographed document. Since then, almost a million copies of the original and its five
subsequent editions have been distributed. The objective has remained unchanged;
however, the details have become more complex.
Our knowledge of chemical hazards has advanced; chemical safety has become an
important part of both the precollege and the college and university undergraduate
teaching curriculum. Safety in...
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