I can think of our experiences with “piranha solution” as an example. As a result we’ve developed detailed procedures for our campus users – see http://www.drs.illinois.edu/css/factsheets/PiranhaWaste.aspx
Think: chemical reactions which are exothermic and/or evolve gas.
Nicholas J. Tsiakals
D ivision of Research Safety
C hemical Safety Section
U niversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(21 7) 244 - 0682
"If we don't train students in risk management and safety procedures, then we'r e not training them for employment in modern industry. If we want someo ne to turn up in a job and be productive, they can't do that if they're not sa fety aware."
-- Prof. Thomas Welton, Head, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College Lon don –
Last week one of our investigat ors threw me a curve ball. She had an inquiry from an employer or consultant regarding "pressure-generating liquids". The term is new to me. I have a mental picture based on the words in the phrase which may or may not be accurate. The only reference I have found so far regards the old-fashioned soda acid and self-generating foam water-type extinguishers in the federal porta ble fire extinguishers standard. I have searched the federal OSHA, NIOSH and AC S Web sites with no luck. Anyone familiar with such chemicals? Thank you.
- Diane Amell, MNOSHA
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