HEALTH & SAFETY ON-LINE
Video-based safety education developed in collaboration with METPHAST. This collaboration with experts in the field of emerging technology safety allows Nano-Link to disseminate safety education in the identified critical areas for instruction.
The Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) is a multi-institutional collaboration among the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and Dakota County Technical College. With funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, online lessons have been developed to educate and train a variety of learners about health and safety issues associated with emerging technologies.
Additionally, Nano-Link is making available short narrated, closed caption videos on specific nano lab topics. These videos have been developed in collaboration with the METPHAST Program. See Topics Below.
The METPHAST Components
Narrated Video (about 1 hour) with Knowledge Checks
Video Demonstration showing how to conduct the Hands-on Activity
Slides and Guides for the Instructor
Instructions for the Learner
Each topic below links to a description of the module including learning objectives, supplies list, and links/downloads for each component listed.
Student Inspired Nano Safety Lessons
Short, narrated, close-captioned videos on safety topics specifically for the nano lab; with demonstrations by the students that actually make nanomaterials in the Dakota County Technical College nanoscience program and the University of Minnesota Nano Center.
Each image below links to a video on the Nano-Link YouTube Channel.
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Nanoparticle Synthesis Safety Measures – Part 1
The crew at Dakota County Technical College are crazy about nanoparticles, so much so they came together to share what they know about safety in the NP Lab. They walk you through retrieval and transporting chemicals for NP synthesis, labeling, measuring, mixing, and handling procedures. A must view for anybody in the NP synthesis game.
Emergency Equipment in the Nanomaterials Lab
Join Matt, a student studying nanomaterials at the Minnesota Nano Center, as he demonstrates the Emergency Safety Equipment for the Nanomaterials Lab. The importance and use of material Safety Data Sheets is explained; spill containment and use of washes demonstrated.