Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:36:50 -0500
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Safety value of housekeeping
Comments: To: SAFETY

We're getting ready for a presentation to our new chemistry department  
grad students about keeping a safe lab. Over the years, we've  
developed a strong professional intuition that good laboratory  
housekeeping improves safety and prevents accidents. However, I'd like  
to throw some numbers at this scientifically oriented audience to give  
housekeeping a value beyond motherhood and apple pie. Is anyone  
familiar with a source of statistics that might apply to this question?

I'm sure that definitions of many of the words above are hazy, so  
going the anecdotal approach is the alternative, but I'd like to try  
for numbers if possible.

Thanks for any help.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-5407

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