Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 09:44:47 -0700
Reply-To: Sheila Kennedy <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Sheila Kennedy <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Organization: UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry
Subject: Re: Safety Cards
Comments: To: "Mazdra, Adrienne M."
In-Reply-To: <610E5E6ABB68824693498BCFE6A0F1FE0EF9F9**At_Symbol_Here**EVS01.stlcc.local>

We do not collect medical information from students or staff (if that's 
what you're addressing).

We do make a small form available to all. We hope students & staff will 
list pre-existing medical conditions & contact information (who to call 
if they are injured). We ask students to fold the form (to preserve 
privacy) and tape it inside the back cover of the lab notebook. Extra 
forms are available to carry in wallet or pack.

Our plan is to render first aid & call paramedics, then look for the 
form. Our pledge is that we will hand it to Emergency Responders unread 
so that their information will be conveyed privately to ER doctors.
About medical conditions that might affect them in lab, the student must 
contact us - unless it's a really obvious problem that sparks a 
conversation with a staff member (cast on leg, 8-month pregnancy, ...?). 
We ask TAs to read a statement the first day of class:

*//*If you have any special needs or conditions with which you would 
like to receive assistance in lab, please contact _______ with 
information about your needs and how to contact you. Examples might 
include pregnancy; impaired vision or hearing; limited mobility; or any 
other condition that might need accommodations to work in lab. If you're 
not sure whether we can help with your situation, contact us & we'll get 
back to you as soon as possible.

Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Safety Coordinator
Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSanDiego
(858) 534-0221 

Mazdra, Adrienne M. wrote:
> I would like to know what everyone uses for Safety Cards in the
> University labs.  What info do you put on it?
> Do you ask for any medical conditions that might affect them in lab?
> Do you ask if they have contacts?
> Do you get their address or just phone and emergency contact info?
> We are thinking about revising ours but want to get as much info as
> possible.
> Thanks for your help.
> Adrienne Mazdra
> St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
> 3400 Pershall Rd.
> St. Louis, MO  63135
> 314-513-4035
> amazdra**At_Symbol_Here**

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