Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 11:06:22 -0500
Reply-To: Pierre Chantal <Pierre_Chantal**At_Symbol_Here**HC-SC.GC.CA>
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From: Pierre Chantal <Pierre_Chantal**At_Symbol_Here**HC-SC.GC.CA>
Subject: Re: Safety course material
Comments: To: Joe Crockett
Fire extinguishers and evacuation procedures... Local Fire Marshall are
always of good help for this events.

Joe Crockett 
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2004-03-16 08:00 AM
Please respond to Joe Crockett

        To:     DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
        Subject:        [DCHAS-L] Safety course material

I am in the process of setting up a specific safety course that will be
required of all of our chemistry lab students. We have a set of guidelines
in place, and go over them with the students, but have not formalized the
training into a course with credit.

Some specifics that I'm considering are

-being able to get data from an MSDS
-safety exits
-chemical handling
-reading our hazard system (we use a system built on the NFPA diamond that
works for our freshmen and sophomores)
-lab protection - goggles. clothing, etc
-lab behavior

What other topics should/could be covered? Our system of chemical labeling
is basic, but I think it works. If someone needs a system or would like to
pick mine apart - let me know and I'll send you the information.

Joe Crockett

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called
research, would it?" - Albert Einstein

Joseph M Crockett
Professor of Chemistry
Bridgewater College of Virginia
Bridgewater, VA 22812

McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics - Office 307


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