Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:36:55 -0400
Reply-To: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
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From: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Safety and Employee Reviews
Comments: To: Alvaldenio**At_Symbol_Here**
In-Reply-To: <d17.4bd55b23.3787e276**At_Symbol_Here**>

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
> would impact raises and promotions.=A0 Failure to shape up quickly would 
> 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
> Public Service.=A0 Safety should be included under Teaching - our student
> 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 
> have not noticed, the U.S. has an oversupply of lawyers!=A0 Al Denio
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