Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 17:19:40 -0400
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From: BYNUM Lester <LBynum**At_Symbol_Here**RD.US.LOREAL.COM>
Subject: Re: Lab Notebooks with risk assessment page
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What kind of POSITIVE FEEDBACK did you use? 


Lester Bynum
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From: 	katbe
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
archers had to be convinced that risk assessment was in their best
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
considered a condition of employment, and supervisors know that i
t is
their responsibility to model the safety related behaviors that t
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.


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