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Has the potential to cause harm.


A list of often difficult or specialised words with their definitions.

Safety at work

Scientific work uses many hazardous materials or processes. However there are very few accidents due to the risk assessments used to control these hazards.

This module investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories.

Lab & pilot plant tours

How to use this site

There are a number of interactive features in this e-source:

  • A glossary of terms: any word with a glossary entry is highlighted like this. Moving the mouse over the highlighted word will show a definition of that word.
  • Quick questions: at the end of most pages or sections there is a question or set of quick questions to test your understanding.
  • Animations: most of the animations can be expanded to full screen size, ideal for showing on an interactive whiteboard. The animations will play all the way through or can be viewed one section at a time.
  • Downloads: Teachers can download individual diagrams, animations and other content from the Download Library area of the website. Terms and Conditions apply.