Links for Aussies

Discussion in 'Australian School Science Technicians' started by Milo, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Thought I'd start this forum off with a simple thread for sharing resources you find useful.

    The Science Assist website has been very helpful since it started a few years ago, answering questions authoritatively and providing information sheets, guides, and procedures. https://assist.asta.edu.au/

    LabNetWest is a site for independent school techs in WA specifically, but they still have guides and such that I've found useful. http://www.labnetwest.asn.au

    The book "The Laboratory" by Barbara Dungey has been a bible for me since starting this job, a great reference for basic skills and chemical handling. Here's one place to buy it: https://www.southernbiological.com/...eparation-manual-for-schools-revised-edition/

    I've also come to rely on RiskAssess since the CSIS package keeps getting more and more out of date, and being an independent school we won't have access to the new version. It does risk assessments and an ordering schedule, but also up to date and quickly accessible chemical info and labelling. It's a yearly subscription but well worth it. https://www.riskassess.com.au
     
  2. Hi Milo how are you keeping? Its Labbie here, long time no hear?
     
  3. Good to see this forum available for us to use in Australia.
     
  4. Hi Everyone,

    I mainly rely on Risk Assess and "The Laboratory" if I need questions answered. Will be great to have a forum as well. When it comes to CSIS we have been very patient waiting for the update.

    Have a great day.
     
  5. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, I DO NOT DO THAT, CHEMTALK HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY WESTLAB, AND WILL BE UP AND RUNNING BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. Its Labbie here,
     
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  6. That's great news Sue !!
     
  7. I just could not believe want I was reading, we have a small facebook page called Labbies, and invited Westlab to join us on that page, and guess they have been reading our posts.
     
  8. Margaret, Westlab would like to spread the word, once its up and running, I feel sure your site could help them with that???
     
  9. Have just clicked my favourite site and hey presto it reappeared. It is in the process of being restored so nothing as yet to look at. I hope when they restore it that our information will still be retained. I'm so happy. Every day for the last two months I have clicked onto the website address in the hope that it would magically reappear. Pathetic I know but I am an optimist. Well I live in hope.
     
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  10. That is the best news ever!!!!! Thank you, Westlab!
     
  11. I'm a bit cautious about Westlab being involved. They have been spaming the Labbies FB group a bit and I am not 100% convinced on the quality of some of their products and have stopped buying chemicals from them altogether. Happy to be proved wrong though.
     
  12. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels a boundary has been crossed with Westlab and Serrata being able to advertise their products on Facebook. I have not bought much from them in the past, they are so expensive. Let's hope it doesn't change the nature of Chemtalk, but I think that's asking a bit much.
     
  13. Hi Sue
    Once it becomes "official" I will get the link uploaded to the ASET NSW and SETA websites
     
  14. I agree Yvette. We will have to wait and see.
     
  15. Chemtalk is back up and running fine.