Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:07:21 -0800
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From: "Vernon, Russell" <Russell.Vernon**At_Symbol_Here**ehs.ucr.edu>
Subject: What's in a name???
Comments: cc: "LABSAFETY-L**At_Symbol_Here**siu.edu"
I am in need of your
combined linguistic expertise...
On our campus, each
department that has at least one laboratory has designated a departmental
Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO). I meet regularly with this group of 20 CHOs to
discuss issues and help educate each other on best safe practices. My
director is interested in expanding the scope of the CHO to include the other
safety related issues in laboratories, such as biosafety and other not strictly
'health hazards from chemicals' as defined by OSHA. The truth is that most
of these people have functioned in the 'expanded CHO' role for their departments
anyway. With the proposed change in scope, we are looking for a new
Of course the first one I
suggested, Laboratory Safety Officer (LSO), was objected to by our Radiation
Safety Officer as the LSO designation in his world means Laser Safety
So, I plead to your
collective brains, please help me brainstorm on names (and acronyms) for these
hard working people.
If you respond directly to
me. I'll compile the suggestions and post them to both lists with in a
Russell Vernon, Ph.D.
Laboratory / Research Safety Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Direct: (909) 787-5119
Admin: (909) 787-5528
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