Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:10:36 -0500
Reply-To: Elizabeth Schmidt <eduvall**At_Symbol_Here**UIUC.EDU>
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From: Elizabeth Schmidt <eduvall**At_Symbol_Here**UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Safety Training Procedures and Policies

Hello All,

I have been given the task of gathering information from other 
universities and colleges (sorry to exclude those of you in industry) 
regarding their safety training programs and safety procedures.  I 
have posted some questions below and would greatly appreciate any 
feedback from individuals working in academia.  Please do not feel 
the need to answer all of the questions.

Thank you, Liz Schmidt

1. What is the size and make up of your unit/school/college?  Do you 
serve both undergraduate and graduate students?  What is the 
percentage of undergrad and grad students?

2. What are your current safety policies and procedures for students, 
postdocs, and non-research personnel?

3. How do you enforce your safety policies and procedures?  Who does 
the enforcing of the procedures and policies?

4. What type of safety training do you provide to students, postdocs, 
and non-research personnel?

5. What penalties, if any, are imposed on those that do not comply 
with safety policies and procedures?  What penalties are imposed on 
repeat violators of safety policies, for example individuals that 
refuse to wear proper PPE in the lab?

6. Are Principal Investigators involved in the safety policies and 
procedures?  If so, how are they involved?

Elizabeth Schmidt
Chemical Safety Coordinator
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
306 Noyes Lab, MC-712
505 South Mathews Ave
Urbana, Illinois 61801
217-244-7268 (office)
217-649-2808 (cell)

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