Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 20:00:30 -0400
Reply-To: Ernest Lippert <ernielippert**At_Symbol_Here**TOAST.NET>
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From: Ernest Lippert <ernielippert**At_Symbol_Here**TOAST.NET>
Subject: Re: Pipetting rule
Comments: To: "Bradley, Shelly"
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For heaven's sakes. It is a cardinal rule to NEVER pipette ANYTHING under
ANY circumstances by mouth. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just dumb! It is
in the same category as "Didn't your mother teach you not to touch a hot
pan?" By analogy this extends to siphoning gasoline!
Ernest Lippert

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Bradley, Shelly
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 5:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Pipetting rule

We caught a student in a freshman lab doing it a couple of years ago, so
someone out there is still teaching it.

Shelly Bradley
Hendrix College
(501) 450-3812

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Barbara Mowery
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 2:19 PM
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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 
441 Country Club Road 
York PA 17403-3651
Fax 717-849-1653

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