Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 13:59:31 -0800
Reply-To: "Latimer, Lee" <lee.latimer**At_Symbol_Here**ELAN.COM>
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From: "Latimer, Lee" <lee.latimer**At_Symbol_Here**ELAN.COM>
Subject: Re: Industry Input on Lab Safety Course
Comments: To: "YARROW, GARY"

From a research lab perspective in pharmaceuticals, it would not make a
difference when hiring since technical ability is paramount.  I do think it
is an excellent piece for every curriculum to have, and for all graduate
advisors to be willing to enforce.  The biggest safety problem we face with
new employees is the loose quality of their safety training and expectations
while in graduate school.  They are continually amazed at the significantly
higher level of concern in industry, particularly for PPE and appropriate
lab attire.

Lee Latimer

-----Original Message-----
From: YARROW, GARY [mailto:Gary.Yarrow**At_Symbol_Here**SDSTATE.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:48 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Industry Input on Lab Safety Course

Currently we do not have a formal course on lab/chem safety, but I am
trying to arrange such a thing.  What I am requesting, is that those of
you in industrial settings, could you let me know either my private
email or to the list, how the industry looks/perceives a prospective
employee that has taken such a class.  Does it make any difference?
Will it help to decide between two otherwise equal applicants?  That
sorta thing.  I think that it would help when I make a formal request.
The class would be a undergrad/grad level, 1 credit, probably two hours
a week.

Thanks for any help....


Dr. Gary L. Yarrow, Director/RSO/CCHO
Environmental Health & Safety Office
Shepard Hall 059; Box 2202
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-0896
Fax: 605-688-4611

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