Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 18:09:44 -0400
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From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Article from Chemical and Engineering - very complete
information about UCLA fatality
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Kudos to C&E N ews for this excellent review and analysis.

I continue to be surprised that there is so little mention of OSHA’s lab standard or Chemical Hygiene Plans, a nd no mention in this article. UCLA is required by California law to have a Chemical Hygi ene Plan, and their internal report (and CalOSHA citation) mentions it. Experts in the article discuss the need for lab-specific risks assessment, policies, p rocedures and training. The Chemical Hygiene Plan is the tool for all these things. I n response to this tragedy I think it would be good if ACS DivCHAS worked to strengthen the use and implementation of laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plans.


Peter A. Reinhardt

Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Yale University

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http://pubs.acs.o rg/cen/science/87/8731sci1.html



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