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by The Search Engine
02 Jun 2014, 12:28
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Exposure to contaminated petri dishes
Replies: 26
Views: 5401

Re: Exposure to contaminated petri dishes

Wow! Just got back on to read more from my learned colleagues! Thanks for the extra info. Fibreweb, I've got my CSIS open right now to the page you quoted. Enlightening, as was Rae's comment about the difference between culturing and subculturing. Then I read on and had to admit the incubator stays ...
by The Search Engine
10 Mar 2014, 10:09
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Exposure to contaminated petri dishes
Replies: 26
Views: 5401

Re: Exposure to contaminated petri dishes

Thanks folks, for your input. Have phoned the hotline to report but yet to find out exactly what the agar plates were infected with. Guessing that the teacher may not be too sure....

Anyway, appreciate your points of view. Feeling quite well by the way. :D

Searchie
by The Search Engine
06 Mar 2014, 08:52
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Exposure to contaminated petri dishes
Replies: 26
Views: 5401

Exposure to contaminated petri dishes

Hi folks, Just interested in your feedback please. Had an incident where contaminated petri dishes were opened by students (!) then put in a tote tray in the prep room where I stuck my hands in them. Quickly washed hands, bundled up dishes into plastic bag, then newspaper, then more plastic and put ...
by The Search Engine
31 Jan 2013, 08:20
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: DOTS on Chemicals
Replies: 16
Views: 3617

Re: DOTS on Chemicals

Hi ladies,
I've just asked my HT about GHS and drew a blank look (no surprises there). Has advised me not to do anything until someone tells us to.
Tempting but...
At least we can be prepared for when the DEC wakes up.

Cheers,
Searchie
by The Search Engine
31 Jan 2013, 08:16
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chemical labels
Replies: 17
Views: 2872

Re: Chemical labels

I came online to ask the same question! Will have a little bit of a look at the disc and report back.
Cheers,

Searchie
by The Search Engine
17 Nov 2011, 10:00
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Annual Chemical Stock Take
Replies: 40
Views: 7551

Re: Annual Chemical Stock Take

Hi Labbie, I did the whole stock take - solutions and all, as I didn't know any better. I am happy with it though because I went through and tossed out a lot of unnecessary stuff. Then in August we have a chemical clean up at the local tip and the Farm Assistant took away all my nasties. Stock take ...
by The Search Engine
11 Nov 2011, 09:27
Forum: Announcements
Topic: PD day on chemical security
Replies: 76
Views: 10723

Re: PD day on chemical security

OMG! GHS! LOL I’d better get reading fast. Must admit it came as a great surprise to me as well, Trish, a fellow country bumpkin it seems! Go the unification Liz - like to think that will happen. Also like to think the principals will let their staff know something. Will definitely be joining...
by The Search Engine
11 Aug 2011, 14:00
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: cupcake containers - great storage/use
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: cupcake containers - great storage/use

Another good reason for more cake!
:D
by The Search Engine
09 Aug 2011, 14:07
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: how to label solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: how to label solutions

Hello and welcome! This is a question I have asked too. The following attachment is what I use. - suspect the same as labbie. I just cut and paste the labels I need into another Word document and then print them off on the corresponding coloured paper - green paper for 7-12, orange for 11-12, red fo...
by The Search Engine
04 Aug 2011, 14:33
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Corrosive Liquids cabinet
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

Re: Corrosive Liquids cabinet

Thank you all for your input. I really love being able to ask a group of really smart people!! :thumbup: It is a HDHPE cupboard so is made of the right stuff although there are metal screws in the hinges that are rusty after just over 12 months. Had the expectation that it would handle tougher condi...
by The Search Engine
03 Aug 2011, 14:36
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Corrosive Liquids cabinet
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

Corrosive Liquids cabinet

Hey folks, Has anyone had any trouble with their corrosive liquids cabinet corroding? No I'm not kidding :banghead: I was putting back the conc HCl this morning and the handle came right off in my hand and fell to pieces on the floor. Hmm. I had noticed earlier when I was getting the HCl out (wearin...
by The Search Engine
27 Jun 2011, 15:10
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Humane goldfish farewell
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Humane goldfish farewell

I love you crazy people! :cheesy: I have been gently telling Bubbles that it is okay to 'let go' but he is not a quitter and although has been struggling for a couple of weeks now, will not go belly up. Not sure what to try but I am much reassured that I can give him a little sleep if he deteriorate...
by The Search Engine
08 Jun 2011, 09:22
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Fizzy Tablets
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: Fizzy Tablets

Love the denture tablet idea!

We use a ship load of alka seltzer tablets for the Year 7 prac task - making a lava lamp. Kids have a ball.
I buy them from the local IGA - good value but I reckon those denture tabs could be cheaper.

Thanks,

cheers,

Searchie
by The Search Engine
12 Apr 2011, 10:22
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Annual Chemical Stock Take
Replies: 40
Views: 7551

Re: Annual Chemical Stock Take

Hello Lurra/Noona/Rosalie! Gosh that name's nearly as long as The Search Engine! Sounds like we are on the same page. I did encourage the other departments to do theirs - which they have done in a fashion, obviously with not the same talent and precision as a lab assistant. :cheesy: I'm actually qui...
by The Search Engine
06 Apr 2011, 15:04
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Annual Chemical Stock Take
Replies: 40
Views: 7551

Annual Chemical Stock Take

Hi folks, I have been very busily counting bottles and jars for the end of Term 1 stock take - read the CSIS which says "The relevant section of this Dangerous Goods Licence Declaration must be completed and signed by the principal at the end of term one each year." Do people really do this??? I ask...
by The Search Engine
31 Mar 2011, 08:31
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Which bunsen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Which bunsen?

By the way - have you seen Google this morning?
It is Robert Bunsen's 200th birthday - can you just imagine the size of the flame on 200 candles!! :cheesy:

Searchie
by The Search Engine
30 Mar 2011, 15:05
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Which bunsen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Which bunsen?

Thanks guys, I thought what I had was just fine and that a big flame was not an issue. All the better to see it with, my dear. We have a big gas tank in the school yard and this hasn't changed recently. Read back over some bunsen posts this morning where the gas had been changed without the labbie k...
by The Search Engine
30 Mar 2011, 10:43
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Which bunsen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Which bunsen?

Hello folks, I have had the principal and the local plumber/gasfitter ask me about the correct bunses to use :crazy: apparently the plumber did a test of a range of bunsens and some flames were unsuitably large. Anyone have any information on what sort of bunsens and what size flames NSW DET should ...
by The Search Engine
02 Mar 2011, 11:16
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Where do you buy your beakers from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2546

Re: Where do you buy your beakers from?

Strewth! I'm glad you guys cleared that up!!

:?

I appreciate your replies - can't believe at how many stages in this ordering process that my hands are tied!! :banghead:

time for lunch I think.


Thanks heaps

Patti (frustrated little DET search engine!)
by The Search Engine
23 Feb 2011, 13:57
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Where do you buy your beakers from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2546

Where do you buy your beakers from?

Hello folks, Long time no chat. Haven't had a chance to see how you are all going this year. Have hit the ground running. Unfortunately plenty of beakers have "hit the ground" too and I need to order more. Have just discovered that Q Stores no longer stock beakers ??? :? Do any of you clever people ...