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by melsid
14 Dec 2020, 13:31
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Risk Assess - server hangup problems
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Risk Assess - server hangup problems

A few of our teachers have had issues with Risk Assess when using IE. No problems once they switched to Chrome.
by melsid
19 Nov 2020, 10:57
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ScienceASSIST
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: ScienceASSIST

We have signed up!
Please, if your school hasn't yet decided persuade them to sign up too. This is such a great resource and it would be a great shame to let it go...
by melsid
16 Nov 2020, 09:36
Forum: Forum Support Desk
Topic: Automatically Logging Out
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Automatically Logging Out

Pressing "Home" logs me out too, but if I press "Board Index", keep pressing "Return to ...." at the bottom of the page, or just use the back button I'm fine. Weird. My computer is running on Windows 10 and has been recently rebuilt by our TSO and it still does it.
by melsid
16 Nov 2020, 09:33
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Gloves

Have you tried local safety suppliers? Around here we have a couple of choices, and our local Safetyquip gives us a school discount.

It's worth checking out.
by melsid
10 Nov 2020, 07:12
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Electrophoresis Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 1260

Re: Electrophoresis Kits

:clap3: :clap3: :clap3:
Wow Bigmack, I hope your school appreciates you!!!
That is a fantastic set up, especially for the cost! \:D/
by melsid
28 Oct 2020, 07:16
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 5732

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

So may I ask what have you chosen to do , follow CSIS or RA ratings ? Not meaning to put you on the spot , just trying to get a feel for what DET schools that use RA are doing . We are a DET school, and we err on the side of caution, following Risk Assess recommendations for chemicals. Just remembe...
by melsid
10 Sep 2020, 10:45
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 7853

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

I have been ordering in from MTA fairly often. Due to budget constraints I am very price conscious. However, Bill has been a huge help, and everything I have purchased has been exactly what I wanted and the quality has been quite reasonable. Especially considering the prices I have paid for the item...
by melsid
28 Aug 2020, 08:53
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Technician recognition
Replies: 14
Views: 4730

Re: Technician recognition

Sadly no recognition from my teachers this week - I think they think that star week is the week after SASS week like it was last year. I live in hope!!
Lovely recognition of SASS week from our Principal and our wonderful SAM though.
by melsid
30 Jul 2020, 09:34
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: Phenolphthalein Agar
Replies: 152
Views: 42285

Re: Phenolphthalein Agar

There are also silicon ice cube trays perfect for 2cm cubes and 1 cm cubes - so much less waste!
by melsid
20 May 2020, 08:24
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Hazardous Chemical Register
Replies: 25
Views: 6279

Re: Hazardous Chemical Register

Hi,
I only count the solids/concentrates in my chemical register - anything I have made up to whatever concentration came from one of them.
I use the manufacturer's SDS from their website if I can possibly find it, otherwise I get the gold one from Chemwatch.
Happy hump day!
by melsid
11 May 2020, 11:21
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2020 ASET NSW conference
Replies: 3
Views: 3792

Re: 2020 ASET NSW conference

:cry2: :cry2:
by melsid
08 May 2020, 08:58
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Heating Mantles
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: Heating Mantles

Hi Maria,

We bought ours about 2 years ago and they're awesome! Technos GE3278-01. I can't remember where we got it from though.
by melsid
18 Mar 2020, 12:53
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Removing rubber stopper from small conical flask
Replies: 5
Views: 4896

Re: Removing rubber stopper from small conical flask

Sometimes you have to weigh up the cost of replacing a conical flask vs the cost of your time, energy & whatever materials you use trying to save it...

Sadly in the past I have had to give up and break items to salvage the stopper as it was taking up way too much of my time trying to save the lot.
by melsid
05 Mar 2020, 09:28
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Banned Chemicals
Replies: 8
Views: 3973

Re: Banned Chemicals

Hi Kimmy,

Try this link: https://education.nsw.gov.au/asset-mana ... nt-schools

Sorry anyone not in a DoE school, the list is way too long to paste here...

Hope it helps,
Mel
by melsid
24 Feb 2020, 07:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Conferences
Replies: 7
Views: 5051

Re: Conferences

CONASTA is in Canberra this year.
by melsid
20 Feb 2020, 09:59
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Name?
Replies: 8
Views: 4447

Re: New Name?

Now that you mention it, I noticed something different but I couldn't work out what... :-?
by melsid
20 Feb 2020, 09:58
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Bovine eyes
Replies: 11
Views: 4682

Re: Bovine eyes

We are given ours by the local abattoir here in Tamworth. I know we are fortunate that they still do it for us. At one point I couldn't get through to them and our local butcher offered to give me pig eyes instead. Not as big and easy to handle, but they were fresh and the lenses weren't cloudy! It ...
by melsid
11 Dec 2019, 07:46
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Are MTA still in business??
Replies: 8
Views: 4452

Re: Are MTA still in business??

:cheesy: Sorry, shouldn't laugh but the rep for this area hasn't answered any of the emails I've sent her and Ive rang numerous times. I did get to speak with her once but she never followed up on my enquiry :-o MariaQ What a shame! Our rep Bill is great - sends regular emails, rings, answers his p...
by melsid
11 Dec 2019, 07:44
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chem storage in lead tray
Replies: 5
Views: 4567

Re: Chem storage in lead tray

Maybe they were made to be used as a safe tray, and catch any liquid spilling out of a broken bottle??
by melsid
06 Dec 2019, 07:50
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Are MTA still in business??
Replies: 8
Views: 4452

Re: Are MTA still in business??

As it happens, we had our MTA sales rep here yesterday doing his show & tell. He then joined a group of us labbies for dinner afterwards. It might be an idea to find out who your rep is - they can often give better prices than the stock ones on the website.