I can see why maybe everyone in the physical plant might need training, to know why they shouldn't go in those rooms and what to do if they smell something. HOWEVER, I'm having a hard time accepting that there would EVER be a time when anyone outside of the department would need to go into chemical storage areas without scheduling an escort (myself or faculty(they are all willing)) to be there with them. They (physical plant) expect to be able to enter these areas any time they wish. I realize this doesn't preclude the need for hazardous material awareness in case of emergency situations. But, in an emergency, I'm not sure they should go in these rooms, either. Maybe I'm just being territorial. Help Shelly -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bradley, Shelly Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 10:25 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Maintenance personnel access & training We are a small, private, liberal arts college with ~1000 students. I'm interested in other similar education institutions policies on unsupervised access of maintenance personnel, housekeeping and public safety officers (not police officers) to areas of chemical storage and chemical preparation and the training you require for 1) unsupervised access if allowed; 2) supervised access; 3) unforeseen emergencies (after hours) whether or not access is allowed. Having recently informed the director of the physical plant that we (the department) required chemical safety training for anyone with access to these areas, I have been asked to basically train the entire physical plant. I don't feel all of these people should have unsupervised access. It's not possible to train these people to the same level that we require of students before they have unsupervised access to these areas (two years of coursework and one year of employment/research with supervised access). What are your thoughts? Thank you. Shelly Bradley Laboratory Coordinator Chemistry Department Chemical Compliance Hendrix College 1600 Washington Ave. Conway, AR 72032 (501) 450-3812 bradley**At_Symbol_Here**hendrix.edu "Horses are Angels with invisible wings."
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