I don't have much experience in either direction of academics or industry. For academia what about instead of disciplining unsafe behavior, rewarding safe behavior. Perhaps priority on department/university owned equipment and resources. X amount of rewards consecutively gets a researcher out of 100 level teaching requirements for a semester, X amount of violations gets them an extra 100 level class. On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 8:16 PM,
wrote: > Hi Suzanne, Ed and all:=A0 I was a research chemist at duPont before movi ng to > academia.=A0 At duPont, safety was a BIG item in all reviews.=A0 Violatio ns > would impact raises and promotions.=A0 Failure to shape up quickly would lead > to the famous "pink slip", even for guys.=A0 When I moved to academia, my > duPont background meant becoming Chair of the Safety Committee.=A0 First > problem - the Dept Chair did not wear safety glasses in the lab!=A0 Safet y in > academia is a major weakness.=A0 Promotions evaluate Research, Teaching a nd > Public Service.=A0 Safety should be included under Teaching - our student s > respond to what we do and require.=A0 This should be enforced from the > President's office, especially in view of liability concerns.=A0 In case you > have not noticed, the U.S. has an oversupply of lawyers!=A0 Al Denio > ________________________________ > Looking for love this summer? Find it now on AOL Personals.
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