Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:56:37 -0500
Reply-To: Ernie Lippert <ernielippert**At_Symbol_Here**TOAST.NET>
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From: Ernie Lippert <ernielippert**At_Symbol_Here**TOAST.NET>
Subject: Re: Fire extinguishers in research and teaching labs
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I find this unbelievable and probably criminal. Our local fire department
provides excellent training on the use of fire extinguishers. There is no
charge - we make a contribution to them - for our commercial laboratory. I
have sent a copy of this to a colleague at the University of Toledo (Ohio)
to ask for his reaction and comment.
Ernest L. Lippert

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fire extinguishers in research and teaching labs

This is an e-mail from another list that I am on that I thought would  
be of interest to DCHAS-L...

- Ralph

From: 	swihart**At_Symbol_Here**PURDUE.EDU
Subject: 	[SAFETY] anybody here from Murfreesboro?
Date: 	November 24, 2008 9:06:21 AM EST (CA)

Our Chemistry Department received a "survey" from a person in the  
Chemistry Department at Middle Tennessee State University.   The Dept  
Head asked me to respond to the survey.

At MTSU some of the Chem faculty and graduate students are apparently  
very upset that the university administration has forbidden them to  
use fire extinguishers in their research and teaching labs.

The survey sender wrote "The reason given is that the university  
cannot bear the enormous expense required to train a group of  
experienced graduate faculty and research scientists in the  
complicated procedures involved in using a fire extinguisher."

That made me sigh a sad sigh, those of you in universities know why,  
but anyway, if there's anyone in this list that is at MTSU, I would  
enjoy corresponding with you about how I might be able to

1 -- find the appropriate address to copy my reply to this "survey" to  
someone in the MTSU administration, and
2 -- get tips on how to persuade *my* university administration to  
consider such a plan.



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