Search found 68 matches

by Vick
21 Mar 2016, 13:51
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: CSIS training for new and long-term staff
Replies: 24
Views: 4333

Re: CSIS training for new and long-term staff

If you are a lab assistant in a NSW DEC school, have you seen the current issue of SchoolBiz (through the portal). Under the heading PROGRAM UPDATES, there is an article in relation to a review of the CSIS package inviting employees to participate in a survey. I completed it this morning, it only to...
by Vick
27 Aug 2015, 11:51
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: LabDisc Data Logger Gensci 13 Wireless Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: LabDisc Data Logger Gensci 13 Wireless Sensor

Rita

We also use the LabQuest, we have recently had the NSW representative from Scientrific come and give us some training. I found him very good.

Vicki
by Vick
24 Aug 2015, 13:12
Forum: The Lab Tech Position
Topic: Job Description
Replies: 82
Views: 39461

Re: Job Description

This is for NSW DEC Science staff who are members of the PSA. Did you receive the email from the PSA dated 17 August 2015, regarding 'Pay Equity (equal remuneration) campaign for SAS staff? The PSA has commenced a pay equity (equal remuneration) campaign for SAS staff (School Administrative Officers...
by Vick
18 May 2015, 09:47
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: MAKING A COMPOUND
Replies: 1
Views: 956

MAKING A COMPOUND

Does anyone have any simple activities re - making a compound, relevant to year 8 level? The teacher doesn't want to do iron sulfide.

Thanks.
by Vick
14 May 2015, 11:06
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chemwatch labels
Replies: 18
Views: 3569

Re: Chemwatch labels

Thanks Merilyn

I will try that.

Vicki
by Vick
14 May 2015, 10:19
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chemwatch labels
Replies: 18
Views: 3569

Re: Chemwatch labels

Do you have to have the school's chemicals recorded in Chemwatch Gold FFX manifest prior to being able to generate a label? I have had a look at the FFX manual, but I am finding it confusing. I'm from a NSW DEC school and have been using Chemwatch gold where I found generating a chemical label easy....
by Vick
13 May 2015, 10:17
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chemwatch for NSW govt schools
Replies: 43
Views: 7602

Re: Chemwatch for NSW govt schools

Whspa wrote:I can't find 'Safety and Compliance' in the DEC A-Z, only 'Safety and Security'.
I'm with you Whspa.
by Vick
11 May 2015, 10:56
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chemwatch for NSW govt schools
Replies: 43
Views: 7602

Re: Chemwatch for NSW govt schools

Hi Whspa

I'm from a NSW DEC school, I have just tried to log in and got "access has expired". I've not seen this before, I only logged in last Friday.

Vicki
by Vick
08 May 2015, 11:02
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: A New INCUBATOR
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: A New INCUBATOR

Labbie

We purchased a new Thermoline 43lt Code 050915-0043 incubator July last year, it was purchased from Westlab. It's only been used a handful of times , but I find it very easy to set to a specific temperature.

Vicki
by Vick
23 Apr 2015, 08:58
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: DOES YOUR SCHOOL HAVE AN AG FARM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Re: DOES YOUR SCHOOL HAVE AN AG FARM?

Thanks Trish
by Vick
22 Apr 2015, 12:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: DOES YOUR SCHOOL HAVE AN AG FARM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

DOES YOUR SCHOOL HAVE AN AG FARM?

Hi All I'm wondering if your school has an Ag Farm? If so, is your Head Teacher Science the Head Teacher Ag as well, or does Ag come under the TAS faculty? Some year 7 & 8 students do Ag for D&T, this subject is taught by the Science/Ag teacher (but D&T is under TAS). We have year 9, 10, 11 & 12 Ag ...
by Vick
02 Apr 2015, 12:31
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: GHS labels
Replies: 22
Views: 4930

Re: GHS labels

Lizzib I work at a NSW DET school, and I haven't heard anything as yet. Thinking about it, I've worked here for approximately 12 years and I have never seen anything in writing about Chemicals etc in writing from the department, only what I've read in CSIS.
by Vick
24 Feb 2015, 11:49
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: GHS Labelling and frustrations with Chemwatch
Replies: 58
Views: 10241

Re: GHS Labelling and frustrations with Chemwatch

Wondering if someone from a NSW DEC school who uses Chemgold III can please help me. Last term when I had to print off a chemical label I was able to click on the label (PDF) to copy it and then I would paste it to a word document. I was then able to manipulate the label and walk to the photocopy ro...
by Vick
21 Oct 2014, 08:17
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: HSC Earth and Environmental Science
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: HSC Earth and Environmental Science

Wow! That would be a great excursion. My son did Earth & Environmental Science last year for his HSC, he would have loved an excursion like that. Unfortunately, his class was the first EES class at this school for many, many years and it's not running at the moment because of the number of students ...
by Vick
13 Aug 2014, 09:51
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Is this experiment banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 2658

Re: Is this experiment banned?

This experiment is done as a demonstration at my school with year 12 Chemistry students to demontrate the dehydration of sugar.
by Vick
24 Jul 2014, 09:43
Forum: Free classifieds - 4 sale/swap/wanted/giveaway
Topic: meker burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3516

Re: meker burner

Thanks for this info about the foil on the bunsen burner. I too have the problem of the bunsen flame going out when in the fume hood. I have been putting the bunsen right on the edge of the fume hood and using it. Not the safest method.
by Vick
19 Jun 2014, 10:10
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: GHS and Labels
Replies: 22
Views: 4482

Re: GHS and Labels

Hi fibreweb I work in a NSW DEC school, and when I logged onto chemwatch this week I got the message that it was going to be obsolete in 89 days, it counts down each day. I phoned the support number which appears in the message. I was told that this doesn't apply the NSW DEC schools, and in 'however...
by Vick
29 May 2014, 09:25
Forum: The Polling Booth
Topic: Do you use distilled water all the time
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

Re: Do you use distilled water all the time

You must use distilled water when making up silver nitrate otherwise it goes cloudy and defeats the purpose when trying to test for chlorides.

Vicki
by Vick
09 Dec 2013, 11:12
Forum: The Lab Tech Position
Topic: Agriculture
Replies: 7
Views: 3445

Re: Agriculture

We have Ag attached to the Science faculty, our Ag teachers prepare risk assessments (the same as for Science) for their in class pracs, and I get this equipment ready for them.
by Vick
21 Nov 2013, 10:29
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: STELR
Replies: 21
Views: 4889

Re: STELR

I have mine separated into different boxes i.e. solar panels all together etc. I find it easier to go to each box to get the equipment needed for pracs. However, I have kept the "small" kits (little cars, infra red thermometer etc) together in their original boxes, I find this works well.