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SAFETY GUIDELINES (SPD Science Fair 2023)

MUST BE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BY STUDENTS, PARENTS AND COORDINATORS

  1. Caution should be taken with all sharp edges or corners on prisms, mirrors, enclosures, glass and metal which can be made safer with appropriate covering.
  2. Dangerous moving parts (belts, pulleys, gears etc.) should be guarded and sharp edges covered.
  3. Caution should be taken with all sharp edges or corners on prisms, mirrors, enclosures, glass and metal which can be made safer with appropriate covering.
  4. Dangerous moving parts (belts, pulleys, gears etc.) should be guarded and sharp edges covered.
  5. Highly inflammable materials (i.e. gasoline, matches, Sulphur etc.) must be used with appropriate adult supervision.
  6. Toxic, flammable, or corrosive chemicals used in a project should be discussed with the coordinator prior to their use in the project.
  7. Use the lowest voltage possible.
  8. Use only CSA approved appliances and extension cords, with a grounded 3 prong plug    
  9. All non-current-carrying metal parts must be grounded.
  10. Where practical, a pilot light should be installed to indicate on/off.
  11. Lasers may be used in a project with appropriate caution.
  12. Any project that involves observation of or experimentation on an animal (or animal tissue samples) or humans must meet the “GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS AND ANIMALS”.
  13. The use of human tissues, blood, saliva, urine, feces, mucus, semen, teeth etc. is absolutely forbidden.
  14. Projects using human beings as subjects in their studies must use the “INFORMED CONSENT FORM” with their subjects. Completed forms should be stored in the project’s log book.
  15. Experiments working with radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment must follow the regulations established by the RADIATION HEALTH BRANCH (Occupational Health and Safety, Government of Alberta, Edmonton).