CHEM 4399/5399 CHEMICAL SAFETY FALL, 2004
Dr. Ali Shaikh Office: SCLB 455 Tel: 569-8837 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Time: 11:00 a.m 11:50 a.m. MW in SCLB 263; Lectures are Online.
Lecture Text: Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, National Academy Press, 1995
Lecture Syllabus: See Handout
Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructors
1. Ten quizzes will be given, one each week (on Mondays) as described below. Each
quiz is worth 60 points. All quizzes must be taken at scheduled times, unless you have a
medical or other emergencies which you must notify the instructor promptly by a
telephone call and then support them with proper documents (such as the doctors re
port, accident report, etc.).
Topic and Online Discussion Time Quiz Date
Introduction to safety (September 12 through 18) September 20
How are we exposed to chemicals? (Sept 19 - 25) Sept 27
How can we evaluate the hazards of the materials (Sept 26 - Oct 2) Oct 4
How do I use equipment properly? (Oct 3 9) Oct 11
How do I handle and manage chemicals (Oct 10 16) Oct 18
How can I minimize generation of waste? (Oct 17 23) Oct 25
How do I handle the waste generated? (Oct 24 30) Nov 1
How can I prevent accident? (Oct 31 Nov 6) Nov 8
What rules and regulations cover my work? (Nov 14 20) Nov 22
2. Four written assignments, each worth 50 points, to be submitted on or before the due
dates as described below.
(a) Introduction to the course (literature search, etc.) Sept 22
(b) How does a prudent person plan a laboratory experiment? Oct 13
(c) How does a prudent person manage chemicals and dispose of waste
to minimize risk from and exposure to hazardous materials? Nov 3
(d) How does a prudent person prevent and respond to an emergency
in the laboratory? Nov 24
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3. Two written project reports, each worth 100 points, to be submitted on or before the
due dates as described below.
(a) Inspection of a research/teaching laboratory in terms of compliance with EPA/OSHA regulations. (Dec 1)
(b) Developing a Chemical Hygiene Plan based on your knowledge and understanding
of the course material. (Dec 8)
TOTAL = 1000 points
Grading Scale: 900 pts and above = A; 800 - 899 pts = B; 700 799 pts = C;
600 - 699 pts = D; below 600 pts = F.
4. UALR Policy on Disables Students: It is the policy of UALR to accommodate
students with disabilities, pursuant to the Federal and State laws. Any disabled student
who needs accommodation, for example, in seating placement or in arrangement for
examination should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. The chair of
the department offering the course is also available to assist with the accommodation.
Disabled students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disabled Students,
which is located in the Donaghey Student Center, Room 103, telephone 569-3143.