Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 20:28:57 -0400
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Subject: Re: Lab Notebooks with risk assessment page

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Subject: 	Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Notebooks with risk assessment page

Date: 	August 3, 2009 5:58:10 PM EDT (CA)

 >The end result for academic chemistry research in the U.K. was that  

assessments have become an integral part of experiments. The assessments
don=92t apply just to chemical reactions but also to equipment such as

I love this British regulation. Its been a part of their system for  
more than a decade that I know of.  It requires a risk assessment for  

every potentially hazardous procedure--even in theater and art.  Even  

more important, the person deciding to do this procedure has to sign  
the risk assessment.  People really think before they do stuff like  
this.  Way cool.  Wish we had one like it.

Monona Rossol

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