Mary Jorgensen

Mary Jorgensen manages fire protection and electrical loss control specialists for Cincinnati Insurance, providing technical resources for Cincinnati associates, agents and policyholders on property and life safety-related exposures. She joined Cincinnati in 2010 as a loss control consultant serving agencies in the Chicagoland area before joining the technical services unit in the Loss Control department. Based in Charlotte, NC, she is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), holds the Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association.

Demonstrating safety in educational science labs

We all remember chemistry class in high school and the fun of seeing our teacher perform that cool experiment. The lure of the wow factor of performing chemical demonstrations to teach the interactions between different elements and chemicals has been a steady part of science education for years. Across the country, several recent high-profile incidents of students being burned and injured in lab fires have brought a heightened awareness to safety.

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