Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:33:37 -0800
Reply-To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Measuring chemical safety program effectiveness
Some musings, in advance of my chemical safety committee meeting........

How do I measure if the campus chemical and laboratory safety program is _r
eally_ effective?  Lack of exposure incidents?  Lack of buildings in low ea
rth orbit ?

I train a lot of people and we don't appear to have too many exposure incid
ents and the chemistry building hasn't been launched into low earth orbit -
 is that an "effective program?"

I'm really interested in how ya'll think about this.



Debbie Decker

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