From: "Diane Amell"
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:25:59 -0500 Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Latex Glove degeneration Since I don't often train PhDs and MDs (and am not one myself), here are the references I use: May 12, 1997 issue [Vol 75(19)] of Chemical & Engineering News, Letters column, "Chemical safety: Handling dimethylmercury", Michael B. Blayney, John S. Winn, & David W. Nierenberg June 16, 1997 issue [Vol 75(24)] of Chemical & Engineering News, Letters column, "Chemical safety: More on working with dimethylmercury", Taft Y. Toribara, Thomas W. Clarkson & David W. Nierenberg November/December 1997 issue [Vol 4(6)] of Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, "A latex glove alert", Miriam C. Nagel November/December 1997 issue [Vol 4(6)] of Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, News column, "Dartmouth reaches settlement with OSHA" (Ironically, this item, which states that Dartmouth planned to hire a chemical hygiene officer, is immediately followed by a position announcement for the job.) US DOL OSHA Hazard Information Bulletin for Dimethylmercury, http://www.osha.gov/dts/hib/hib_data/hib19980309.html To see information on the actual OSHA inspection, go to the federal OSHA homepage at www.osha.gov, scroll down to "Statistics/Inspection Data". Then select "Establishment Search" and fill in the blanks. (The date the inspection was opened was 04/10/1997, so you will have to change the defaults.) I am surprised that we have not yet heard from any of our esteemed colleagues from Dartmouth. They have been quite open and willing to get the word out about this tragedy and the lessons learned. - Diane Amell, MNOSHA
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