Safety is the most important consideration when performing experiments either in the formal setting of a classroom or informally at home. Please be sure to use proper protective gear and follow regulation procedures when conducting your explorations.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides an extensive database on general information regarding Safety and Health Topics, as well as specific regulation standards and practices.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is an excellent reference for both professionals and the general public regarding a broad range of health and safety topics.
Minnesota Science Teachers Association
The Minnesota Science Teachers Association provides resources on required and recommended safety practices in the teaching and learning of science.