Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 20:27:39 -0400
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Subject: Re: CalOSHA & UCLA

From: 	greenwoodjoan**At_Symbol_Here**
Subject: 	RE: [DCHAS-L] CalOSHA & UCLA

Date: 	May 7, 2009 2:39:28 PM EDT (CA)

When I became a lab director in the early 1990s, I was carefully  
instructed by the General Manager of the corporation that in the event  
of a California OSHA "preventable injury", I could be put in jail!  It  
shocked me that so many experienced bench analysts ignored safety  
rules related to dress, protective eye wear and working alone in the  
lab.  Consequently, over a period of one year, I had to terminate five  
people for repeated violations of company safety policies.  I was  
required to audit the facilities under my management every week for  
safety compliance, inspect daily and report the results in writing to  
the General Manager bi-weekly.

Apparently, training alone isn't enough to ensure that staff takes the  
rules seriously.

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