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Thursday, April 12, 2001

"Senkbeil and Shelton Present Laboratory Safety Workshop"

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Edward Senkbeil and Wayne Shelton of the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology at Salisbury State University recently conducted a half-day Laboratory Safety Workshop at Wor-Wic Community College. The workshop, attended by approximately 50 middle and high school teachers and science supervisors from Worcester and Wicomico counties, served to update and inform teachers of responsible and safe laboratory practices.

Senkbeil, a chemistry professor who has taught a laboratory safety course at SSU for the past 10 years, conducted a session on the responsibilities and liabilities of science teachers in the laboratory and common chemical hazards also there.  At the conclusion of the program he held   “fun and explosive” demonstrations intended to teach laboratory safety concepts.

The session on proper management, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals in the laboratory was directed by Shelton, a chemistry instructor and certified hazardous materials manager at SSU.


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