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 laboratories? >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 important. 2 - The best way to minimize accidents, in any environment, is to engage in appropriate and proper =93risk assessment=94. Proper procedures 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 www.ehsmanagementsystems.com
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