Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:10:02 -0400
Reply-To: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Protocols / Requirements For Field Trips and Undergraduate
Comments: To: Edward Senkbeil


The place to start is with Volumes 1 and 2 of "Safety in Academic Chemical 
Laboratories", single copies free from the ACS Chemical Safety Committee.

The second thing to do is to become a member of the ACS Division of Chemical 
Safety and then get active on one of their committees by volunteering to do 
whatever seems to be important to you in the area of chemical safety.

Be well, and get to work!

Jay Young

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward Senkbeil" 
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 11:46 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Protocols / Requirements For Field Trips and 
Undergraduate Research

I have recently become chair of the Safety Committee for our School of 
Science and Technology at Salisbury University, a predominantly 
undergraduate liberal arts university.  The School includes 
chemistry,biology, math, geography, physics,nursing , and health sciences.

The committee has been asked to come up with general policies (appropriate 
procedures and protocols related to safety and responsible supervision) for 
field trips and undergraduate research.

I am requesting information ( policies or references) from perhaps other 
similar type universities which might have written policies in place, so 
that we can start to formulate a broad policy for our school.  I invision a 
broad general policy for the total school, which might have to be expanded 
upon for individual needs of departments.

(Note:  I am personally interested in any policies realtive to safety 
training and supervision requirements for undergraduate research. Chemistry 
requires students to be trained and faculty advisors to be on the floor at 
all times when their undergraduates are working, but that is not the case in 
mnayt of the other science departments).

Thank you for any information relative to this requests.
Ed Senkbeil, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
Salisbury University

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