Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 10:46:03 -0400
Reply-To: Barbara Foster <bfoster**At_Symbol_Here**WVU.EDU>
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From: Barbara Foster <bfoster**At_Symbol_Here**WVU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety and Employee Reviews
Comments: To: Suzanne Hamm
In-Reply-To: <82D9DE94AF793F4698EC37F953CFAC2305AD10F478**At_Symbol_Here**>

I include the following section in the performance evaluations of my laboratory staff. The process of evaluation includes a meeting with each employee to discuss the evaluation results. This provides an excellent opportunity to discuss any safety-related problems with that employee.  ;I encourage you to refrain from thinking of your evaluations as "punishment." They serve an important function to protect your employees from exposure to hazardous materials and unsafe work practices.
Best regards,

Barbara L. Foster, NRCC-CHO
Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer
S afety Director
C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry
West Virginia University
Phone (304) 293-2729

>>& gt; Suzanne Hamm <suzanne**At_Symbol_Here**POLYMERSOLUTIONS.COM> 7/9/2009 8:18 AM >>>

Wo uld like to hear how some of you handle employee reveiws in regards to safety. I know this is a touchy subject because you don=E2=80=99t want to "punish=" someone which in turn can result in under-reportin g.



We strive to partner with our clients, to make their problem our problem, and the staff here at PSI will continually do so on your behalf.

Suza nne Hamm =E2=80=A2 Safety Manager

Polymer Solutions Incorporated =E2=80=A2 2903-C Commerce Street =E2=80=A2 Blacksburg, Virginia 24060 =E2=80=A2 540-961-4300

Polymer Solutions Incorporated is ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, FDA Registered, GMP Compliant, and DEA Licensed.

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