Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:04:10 -0400
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Subject: Fume Hood airfoils

From: Sheila Kennedy 
Date: July 12, 2006 2:51:33 PM EDT
Subject: Fume Hood airfoils

OK, everyone (responding on the list) agrees the lab workers are  
ignorant of
    - fume hood design
    - fume hood operation - optimal conditions and interferences
    - gas cylinder safety.

My questions for the list are:
    - how many of the respondents received ANY formal training in any  
of these topics?
    - when/how did they learn these systems?
    - what is your institution doing to educate undergraduate or  
graduate students on these topics?
    - are we going to let another generation of chemists rely on  
informal, "by the way, you should probably know..." training for this  
BASIC knowledge?

I'm not just letting off steam here. I really do want to hear what  
other institutions are doing. I am very interested in the informal  
training noted above; I suspect that it doesn't reach enough people,  
although it may work very well for those it does reach.

Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Safety Coordinator
Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0303
La Jolla, CA  92093-0303
(858) 534-0221

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