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CERTIFICATION OF HAZARDS CONTROL FORM

Students planning research involving hazards (hazardous materials, activities, or devices) MUST, before starting any experiments, COMPLY with the rules and guidelines of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.

 

Become familiar with the GSDSEF Rules and International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Rules and Guidelines—Hazards.

 

  1. Read and complete the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair Certification of Hazards Control Form. Include all required signatures.

 

  1. A teacher shall serve as advisor for the project in which case he/she assumes primary responsibility for the project. If there is no teacher, a Designated Supervisor or Adult Sponsor must provide certification that safety guidelines are followed.

 

  1. In addition to the student signature, certain adult signatures may be required on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form depending on the location of the student's research. Additional forms may be required by ISEF depending on location of student research.

 

     Forms and Signatures Required

  • If research is conducted at a middle or high school with a teacher advisor:
    • Teacher/Advisor signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form
    • Parent/Guardian signature

 

  • If research is conducted at a Regulated Research Institution:
    • Teacher/Advisor signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form
    • Supervising scientist signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form AND ISEF Form 2 (Qualified Scientist)
    • Parent/Guardian signature

 

  • If research is conducted at a middle or high school with scientist training/supervision:
    • Teacher signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form
    • If another adult is trained: Designated Supervisor signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form
    • Qualified Scientist signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form AND ISEF Form 2
    • Parent/Guardian signature

 

  • If research is conducted at home: The parent/guardian must already be trained in Hazards Control or be trained by a Qualified Scientist:
    • Teacher signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form
    • Parent/Guardian signs as Designated Supervisor and as Parent/Guardian on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form
    • If the parent/guardian is trained by a Qualified Scientist: Qualified Scientist signature on the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form AND ISEF Form 2

 

LINKS TO FORMS RELATED TO HAZARDS CONTROL:

 

ISEF Form 2 - Qualified Scientist

 

Submit the GSDSEF Hazards Control Form with the SRC Pre-Approval Form to the GSDSEF Scientific Review Committee (SRC) for approval. If the student project requires ISEF Form 2 to be completed, submit this form with SRC Pre-Approval Form and GSDSEF Hazards Control Form.

 

International Science and Engineering Fair Rules and Guidelines

The Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF) adheres to and complies with the Safety Rules and Guidelines of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Refer to ISEF Rules and Guidelines, Hazards, for questions regarding general safety and specifically rules pertaining to Hazards.

 

GSDSEF Rules and Regulations

Projects involving tobacco; tobacco products; smokeless powder; black powder; explosives; the manufacture of rocket fuel and/or alcohol/other intoxicants or gasohol (or the production of these), are prohibited by the GSDSEF.

 

  PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS MAY NOT LOAD OR RELOAD ANY AMMUNITION.