Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:02:27 -0800
Reply-To: "Vernon, Russell" <Russell.Vernon**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UCR.EDU>
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From: "Vernon, Russell" <Russell.Vernon**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UCR.EDU>
Subject: What's in a name - follow-up
Comments: cc: "LABSAFETY-L**At_Symbol_Here**"

Thank-you all for your contributions to our 'name search' for the expanded
role of the departmental Chemical Hygiene Officers (
We met with the our Faculty/Staff advisory committee (
 ) and provided them the list I have enclosed
below.  The strongest sentiment was to keep the name the same - CHO  - but
their wasn't any real consensus - or any extended discussion.

My director intends to use the Laboratory Safety Officers (LSO) designation.

Thanks again,

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
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*****************Excerpts from your combined contribution****************8

Expanding the scope of the CHO to include the other safety related issues in

Looking for a new designation

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 Officer...

Suggestion from two groups of Laboratory Safety Related lists:

Building Mayor                        BM

Chemical Health and Safety Officer                        CHASO

Chemical Hygiene Officer                        CHO

Department (or Division) Safety Officer                        DSO

Departmental Safety Representatives                        DSR

Environment, Safety & Health Officer                        ESHO

Executive Safety Officer                         ESO

Health, Safety and Environmental Managers                        HSEM

Lab Officer for Safety                        LOS

Lab Safety & Health Officer                        LSHO

Lab Safety Chemical Hygiene Officer                        LSCHO

Lab Safety Manager                        LSM

Lab Safety Not Laser Safety Chemical Hygiene Officer

Laboratory Safety Officer                        LSO

Lab Safety Partner                        LSP

Lab Safety Supervisor                        LSS

Laboratory Safety Coordinator                        LSC

Laboratory Safety Liaison                        LSL

Laboratory Safety Manager                        LSM

Laboratory Safety Representative                        LSR

Loss Prevention Officer                        LPO

Occupational Safety & Health Officer                        OSHO

Occupational Safety Officer                        OSO

Risk Prevention Officer                        RPO

Safety Administrator                        SA

Safety Coordinator                        SC

Safety Director                        SD

Safety Lab Officer                        SLO

Safety Officer                        SO

Safety Officer for Laboratories                        SOL

Safety Program Coordinator                        SPC

I still vote for LSO!   In my opinion, "laboratory" should trump "laser".
There are plenty of instances of duplication of acronyms in our
"alphabet-soup" world of science; in my mind, no group has a right to claim
have sole ownership of an acronym.                        LSO

Or change the name of the Laser Safety Officer to....

Department (or Division) Radiological Control Officer

Radiological Control Officer                        RCO

Radiation Safety Officer            RSO

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