From: Robert Alaimo
Date: May 8, 2009 11:55:50 AM EDT (CA) Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] UCLA Incident - OSHA Lab Standard The OHSA LabStandard does apply to the "Laboratory Employees" of colleges, not the students. This Lab was likely covered by the CalOHSA equivalent of the Lab Standard. Bob Alaimo === From: "Ben Ruekberg" Date: May 8, 2009 11:46:21 AM EDT (CA) Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] CalOSHA & UCLA Carl Zipfel's assessment aside, all too often "What the law does not require, logic will not inspire." === From: "Debbie M. Decker" Date: May 8, 2009 1:02:39 PM EDT (CA) To: chas list Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] UCLA Incident - OSHA Lab Standard Cal/OSHA has incorporated the Federal Lab Standard, essentially word for word, into the California OSHA code. In the UCLA citation, the Lab Standard was one of the regulations for which they were cited. California also has the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, requiring employers to provide safety information to their employees, etc. etc. Many more workplaces are cited under IIPP than under the Lab Standard. It=E2=80=99s frustrating that regulation isn=E2=80=99t used to better effect. Debbie -------------------- Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer Environmental Health and Safety University of California, Davis 1 Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 (530)754-7964/(530)752-4527 (FAX) dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**ucdavis.edu Co-Conspirator to Make the World A Better Place -- Visit www.HeroicStories.com and join the conspiracy === From: kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**notes.cc.sunysb.edu Date: May 8, 2009 11:15:52 AM EDT (CA) Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] UCLA Incident - OSHA Lab Standard The fed OSHA regulations apply to private employers & federal workplaces. Our univ. is a state university, but most of our lab workers are paid not as state employees, but as "research foundation" employees. RF is a private entity & OSHA applies. We also have NYS PESH to cover the state workers & PESH has adopted the fed regs. Kim Auletta Lab Safety Specialist EH&S Z=6200 Stony Brook University kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**notes.cc.sunysb.edu 631-632-3032 EH&S Web site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/ Remember to wash your hands!
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