That has to be correct. There is a letter of interpretation on the OSHA we bsite. I've used it more than once, even have received a clarification fro m OSHA when a young inspector indicated that I had to have all my lab peopl e take hands on. I will look for the reference this afternoon and send it out. Patty Patty Olinger, RBP Director EHSO Emory University 1462 Clifton Rd., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-5690 office =AF 404-727-9778 fax -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Ka ren Messana Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 4:42 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Fire extinguishers in research and teaching labs It is possible that someone at the University has misinterpreted the OSHA requirements for fire extinguisher use by volunteers versus members of a fire brigade. In fact, no actual hands-on training is even required for voluntary use. A simple video or brochure, along with any university polic y would address voluntary use of the fire extinguishers available to the lab personnel. Karen Messana, CSP Former University Fire Marshal From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of List Moderator Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 9:14 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU 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. Thanks! Linda This e-mail message (including any attachments) is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message (including any attachments) is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender by reply e-mail message and destroy all copies of the original message (including attachments).
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