Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 15:45:14 -0400
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Subject: Re: : Legal aspects of CalOSHA & UCLA/Change Focus

From: "Carl Zipfel" 
Date: May 8, 2009 3:42:01 PM EDT (CA)
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] : Legal aspects of CalOSHA & UCLA/Change Focus

 > How adequate are the safety training programs for both students and  

employees in academic institutions?
 > Are academic institutions providing appropriate training and safe  
working environments for students and employees to work in academic  
 >Are academic institutions providing adequate   safety training to  
students who will  enter the private sector work force?

Actually, a couple of very good questions.

1 - Universities can=92t train for many varied issues that a new  
employee will potentially faced at industrial establishments.  This is  

a necessity done best at that work place.  What institutions can do is  

to teach students how safety requirements are important for their own  

protection.  This does require that they develop and enforce proper  
protective processes at their laboratories, and teach why these are  

2 - The best way to minimize accidents, in any environment, is to  
engage in appropriate and proper =93risk assessment=94. Proper 
and hazard minimization will always flow form an appropriate, honest,  

risk assessment, and hazard minimization program.

3 - Would it not be wonderful if every chemistry, and engineering,  
student, was taught basic fault-tree, and what-if, analysis.

Carl Zipfel csp

EHS Management Systems LLC

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