Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 08:47:21 -0400
Reply-To: Martin Eltzroth <meltzrot**At_Symbol_Here**MIDMICH.EDU>
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From: Martin Eltzroth <meltzrot**At_Symbol_Here**MIDMICH.EDU>
Subject: Lab occupancy...

Hi list,
My community college is currently planning out a new science facility
that will be built in the next couple years. One point of discussion has
been the number of student stations in each lab. Some are pushing for 28
students, but this goes against the common practice of a maximum of 24
students. Is there research supporting 24 as being the maximum safe
amount? How has this number been determined? What kind of liability are
we opening ourselves up to if we do have labs classes with 28 students?
Martin Eltzroth

Martin J. Eltzroth
Chemistry/Science Instructor
Mid Michigan Community College
1375 S. Clare Ave.
Harrison, MI 48625

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