Safety Videos

Safety Videos

The St. Louis Section Younger Chemists Committee is proud to present some short videos we’ve prepared to help young chemists think about laboratory safety in a fresh, new way.  These will launch in March, so keep visiting the site to see what’s new!  In the meantime, we’ve also gathered excellent videos from other groups such as UCSD’s Chemistry Department.

If your Local Section, University Department, or group of friends has an idea for a video, we’d be happy to post it as well! Just upload to YouTube and we’ll share it here.


Latest Video

WUSTL Demo Contest Winners by YCClabsafetySTL
Splash Zone by ChemUCSD
Carbon Nanotubes Risks by riskbites
Proper Use of a Fume Hood by EHSUCBerkeley
Flash Chromatography 101 by ChemUCSD
Experimenting with Danger by USCSB
A Day in the Lab by UCSD
To be (Safe) or not to be by UCSD
Working with Pyrophoric Reagents - Getting Ready by UCSD
Transfering Pyrophoric Reagents by UCSD
Working with Reactive Metals by UCSD
Pyrophoric Safety Video by UCLA
Fire Safety by UCLA
Pipette Safety & Ergonomics by UCLA
Hazardous Waste Management by UCLA
Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction by USCSB
Hot Work: Hidden Hazards by USCSB

Please note:  These videos are provided as an educational tool for students and researchers.  The contents of these videos are recommendations for improving the technique and safety of the specific activity shown and may not address all hazards associated with other experiments.   You should adapt the techniques described here, and implement additional controls as warranted, for the specific hazards presented by the location of and materials to be used in your experiments.  All procedures and controls used in your experiments should be approved by a trained supervisor and documented accordingly.

The St. Louis American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee and Washington University in St. Louis (“University”) make no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, regarding the video and/or any materials used in the video.  The University does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of any of the content or data found in the video and expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, including those arising by statute  or at law or from a course of dealing or usage of trade.  

The St. Louis American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee (“Organization”) and Washington University in St. Louis assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages or losses sustained on account of your access to or viewing of the video or any materials, data, text, images, or audio from the video.  In no event shall the Organization or the University be liable for any injury, loss, damage, claim, or any special, exemplary, punitive, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, which arises out of or is in any way connected with any use of the video or the content found therein.  By continuing to watch this video provided by the St. Louis American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee, you agree that our Organization and Washington University in St. Louis are not liable for any injury, personal, financial, or otherwise, and agree to hold harmless both the St. Louis American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee and Washington University in St. Louis.