As the saying goes ‘Don’t learn safety by accident’. ASTA is here to help because we know that science by its very nature requires inquiry and investigation, which inherently has risks. Whilst these risks are real, they can be mitigated through safe practises and embedding a safety-first culture within schools. ASTA is committed to the conduct of science in a safe manner, be it in laboratories, at home or out on excursion. The below resources are provided for the benefit of science educators and others with an interest in school science safety.
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With the support of the Australian Academy of Science we have launched a National School Science Safety Campaign, ‘Science Safety Matters’. This campaign aims to highlight the importance of school science safety, and support school leaders and educators with access to information and resources such as Science ASSIST, to help them be science safety leaders.
You can follow the campaign across our social media channels, and we encourage you to engage and promote our messages, information, and resources.
The campaign was launched on Wednesday 16 February with a video featuring ASTA President Mrs. Rosemary Anderson, and Emeritus Prof. Hans Bachor AM FAA from the Academy. You can view the video via this link: https://youtu.be/-lvsLzHGTLU.