The course teaches basic knowledge on laboratory safety in chemistry field. Therefore, the concept of safety and risk, potential risk caused by chemical hazards, related low, chemical risk assessment, resources and waste, management of chemical waste and emergency procedures are learned. Chemical substance and global environmental issues are also discussed.
This course will allow students understand laboratory safety before Laboratory Course in Basic Chemistry in the year of sophomore. In addition, toward Class A hazardous materials engineer's qualification examination, students will learn related low regarding chemicals. Students will also learn how to use fire extinguisher in case of emergency.
By the end of this course, students will:
1) Understand the concept of safety and the significance of preparation for safety chemical experiments
2) Explain potential risk caused by chemical hazards and significance of risk assessment
3) Explain chemical substance management and it related low
4) Explain chemical substance and global environmental issues
5) Explain emergency procedures
6) Use fire extinguisher in case of emergency
Laboratory Safety, Risk assessment for chemical hazards, Chemical Substance Management, Industrial Safety and Health Law, Fire Service Act, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law, GHS label, Safety Data Sheet, Laboratory Waste Management Guide, Water Pollution and Sewerage Law, Waste Management Law
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class (60 min), a topic in course schedule is introduced by a lecturer. Towards the end of class, students are given quiz related to the lecture given that day (15 min) and commentary to the solution guide for the quiz is provided (last 15 min). Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students||Review "Laboratory Courses in Chemistry" in Freshman year toward "Chemistry for Safety".|
|Class 2||Risk assessment for chemical hazards||Review the course contents and understand the concept of risk.|
|Class 3||Chemical Substance Management 1: Industrial Safety and Health Law, Fire Service Act||Review the quiz in the class and understand the concept of Low regarding chemical substances.|
|Class 4||Chemical Substance Management 2: Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law, GHS label, Safety Data Sheet||Review the quiz in the class and understand the concept of Low regarding chemical substances.|
|Class 5||Laboratory Waste Management Guide: Water Pollution and Sewerage Law; Waste Management Law||Review the quiz in the class and understand the concept of Low regarding chemical substances.|
|Class 6||Chemical Substance and Global Environmental Issues||Review the quiz in the class and understand the relationship between global environmental issues and chemical substances and its history.|
|Class 7||Emergency procedures: Earthquake, Fire, Emergency||Review emergency procedures|
|Class 8||How to use fire extinguisher: Practical training||Preparation of the usage instructions. Review the course contents and submit a final report.|
To perform experiments safely (Kagakudojin, in Japanese), in addition course materials are provided during class.
Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students (wiley)
Exercise problems in each class (30%) and a final exam (70%)
No prerequisites are necessary.
Fumitaka Kudo: fkudo[at]chem.titech.ac.jp
Fumitaka Kudo: Students may approach the instructors at the end of class or contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.