Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 03:22:05 EDT
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Responding to the Dean
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Chris and all.

One of the most effective mindchangers for situations like this is to look a
the resume of the individual, contact the EHS Depts at the institutions from
which he/she holds his/her degrees.  With a small amount of luck, they will 
following practices that you would like the Dean to accept.

In present this to him, do not mention that you know that he went there.  Le
it just sink in that he's way out of step with his own institutions.

If that does not work, the Laboratory Safety Institute's free session on 
"Leadership In Safety" for senior institution administrators is very effecti
It gives senior administrators a much better understanding of their critical
role in creating a more effective campus wide EHS program. ... Jim

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

The Laboratory Safety Institute
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Safety in Science and Science Education

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You wrote:

<< I am a new safety in my college of science and am running into problems 
with the dean.=A0 He does not want to follow standard laboratory practices 
regarding clothing (short tops, long pants, shoes) because it might scare so
His logic behind the pants is they could trap corrosives and cause more dama
than if the student was wearing shorts.=A0 Does anyone have any suggestions 
how to deal with this issue or knows about an injury resulting from wearing 
pants as opposed to shorts?

I am trying to convince him, using the ACS guide to laboratory safety but to
no avail.=A0 If anyone could offer suggestions it would be appreciated.

Chris Wysong >>

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