Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 12:32:44 -0800
Reply-To: "Sheila M. Kennedy" <smk**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.UCSD.EDU>
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From: "Sheila M. Kennedy" <smk**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety course material
Comments: To: Keifer.Leonard**At_Symbol_Here**EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
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3 cheers for good sense!

Keifer.Leonard**At_Symbol_Here**EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV wrote:
> While I think it's wonderful that a course in chemical safety has been
> prepared and will be offered on-line I question the prerequisite of
> general and organic chemistry. It seems to me that the people taking
> their first chemistry courses are the very ones who need the safety
> training the most.
> How many of us could have avoided a dangerous or potentially dangerous
> incident in those first two years of chemistry if we had had a basic
> class in chemical safety?

Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Undergraduate Teaching Labs
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA  92093-0303
(858) 534-0221

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