Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:01:09 -0500
Reply-To: Greg Nottingham <gnpnotti**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
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From: Greg Nottingham <gnpnotti**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: Safety value of housekeeping
In-Reply-To: <8EA39059-35C1-4BE0-8603-FBBD34B91EDE**At_Symbol_Here**>

   You probably already know it but I doubt that you would get any  
real data so I think that the motherhood, etc applies in this case.  I  
would just say that you are adults, use your commonsense, and Mom is  
not around to pick up after you.  Tell them that they don't want you  
or the other safety guys to get involved, they'll be sorry!


On Feb 23, 2009, at 3:36 PM, Ralph Stuart wrote:

> 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
> rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**
> fax: (802)656-5407

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