Why aren’t students doing chemistry labs required to wear gloves? They are dealing with dangerous chemicals, and then touching all of their papers, pencils, and phones. It seems like this is not a safe method.

Written by on January 30, 2019

A.  All required safety protocols and procedures are followed when conducting investigations in our science laboratories. At times, students are required to wear gloves as a precaution and/or teachable practice when certain materials or chemicals are being used. However, students at the Middle School and High School levels are not exposed to or allowed to work with “dangerous” chemicals at any time.  If students prefer to wear gloves, even when not required, they can speak with their teacher, who will provide them upon request.