Student experiences in creating content for a material safety data sheet hyperglossary

CHED 280

Lane Garner, rebelford@ualr.edu1, Anne Schneider, annieschn@hotmail.com1, Robert E. Belford, rebelford@ualr.edu1, and Robert Toreki, support@ilpi.com2. (1) Department of Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204-1099, (2) Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated, 4905 Waynes Blvd, Lexington, KY 40513-1469
Chemical Safety Education is of paramount importance in both academia and industry. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is an ubiquitous resource for chemical safety information, but is limited in value by the accuracy of the information it contains and the ability of the reader to interpret that information. This poster will describe a collaborative project where students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock teamed up with Dr. Robert Toreki of Safety Emporium to create data for a free internet based MSDS hyperglossary. This poster will present this work from both the perspective of this collaborative project as a learning experience for the students at UALR, and how other institutions could benefit from this work.