Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 20:02:21 -0400
Reply-To: Steve <jsbonnell**At_Symbol_Here**FUSE.NET>
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From: Steve <jsbonnell**At_Symbol_Here**FUSE.NET>
Subject: Re: Pipetting rule
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I know of one chemist who thought it would be a good idea to start a siphon
by mouth to reduce the volume of an over-filled solvent waste drum. I don't
know if it can be attributed to his being foreign or what. If it isn't said,
it isn't policy--I had to re-do an SOP to address this.


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Barbara Mowery
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Pipetting rule


During our annual review of safety rules and printed mataerials, one of my
young colleagues asked me if it is still necessary to include the rule
"Never pipet by mouth." She has never seen it done, and couldn't imagine
anyone who would EVER think of doing it. I guess I could ask the same about
the "No eating or drinking" rule.

Any thoughts?

Barbara Mowery 
General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator 
Physical Sciences Department 
York College of Pennsylvania 
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