Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 15:24:51 -0500
Reply-To: List Moderator <esf**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: List Moderator <esf**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Safety Message

From: "Diane Amell" 
Date: November 8, 2005 2:30:52 PM EST
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Need  Your Opinion on Safety Issues

For the record: In Minnesota, we consider anyone who receives some sort
of compensation an "employee". For example, we have many volunteer fire
departments throughout the state. Firefighters with some of these
departments are considered city employees, because they receive a "per
call fee" and/or are covered by a pension plan, even thought they do not
draw a salary and they support themselves through other means.

It sounds crass and cruel, but yes, we do not cover students paying
tuition to the school in order to attend a lab class. Paid undergraduate
lab assistants, however, are another matter.

We also do not extend protection to inmates in correctional
institutions, whether working in the prison industries or not. (Just in
case anyone was wondering.)

- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.