Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:05:04 -0500
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Subject: Re: Laboratory Risk Statement

Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Risk Statement
From: tulric**At_Symbol_Here**
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:53:11 -0600

I agree with Paul.  We can not let things like Don is talking about cloud
the reason we are teaching students.  Besides student have to take
responsibility for their actions.  If we do everything for them, how are
they going to learn to protect themselves and where to find the information
to help them do that.

I remember when I was a student and a Lab assistant in college.  We did not
have MSDSs, but we were taught and I taught lab and chemical safety as the
first day of lab and reinforced it with each new experiment.  In my four
years in college and three as a lab assistant I only saw one accident and
the person who got hurt did not follow instructions or heed the safety
warnings at the beginning of the experiment.

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