Kathy, What kind of POSITIVE FEEDBACK did you use? Lester Lester Bynum Director, Safety, Health & Envir onment (732) 499-4766 (732) 522-2931 (cell) Safety is not a destination, but a journey of continuous improvement ! -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DC HAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of List Moderator Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 3:25 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re : [DCHAS-L] Lab Notebooks with risk assessment page From: katbe ne**At_Symbol_Here**illinois.edu Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Lab Notebooks with risk asse ssment page Date: August 3, 2009 3:13:11 PM EDT Having trained lots of scientists coming into pharmaceutical research over the last 15 years, it was noticeable that few UK educated rese archers had to be convinced that risk assessment was in their best int erest. Unfortunately many coming from US academic institutions needed training because their "leaders" did not consider safety a priority. In my experience, safety in industrial or pharma based research was considered a condition of employment, and supervisors know that i t is their responsibility to model the safety related behaviors that t heir company expects. We spent a lot of time providing PO SITIVE feedback to researchers on safety behaviors and it worked well . The outliers who could/would not "get it" were noticeable to mana gement and altered their practices. I'm not saying it worked perfe ctly but it did work. IMHO Good laboratory safety programs wil l NOT eliminate all incidents, but everyone is better prepared when th ey do happen. Kathy ------------------------------- ---------- This message and any attachments (hereunder the << message >>) areconfidential and intended solely for the addressees. If you receive this message in error, please delete it and immediatelynotify th e sender. If the reader of this message is not theintended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorizeduse, copying, or dissemina tion is prohibited. E-mails aresusceptible to alteration. Neither L'OREAL nor any of itssubsidiaries or affiliates shall be liable for the message ifaltered, changed or falsified.
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