Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:07:08 -0700
Reply-To: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
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From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: technique guidance/training suggestions?
Comments: To: EHS UC_LABSAFETY Listserv ,

Dear Chemists and other Lab Safety Professionals,

I’m interested in compiling a list of lab techniques that result in accidents or injuries.

The classic example is the insertion of a thermometer or glass tube through a rubber or cork stopper.

In the end I plan to steal or develop written guidance to address these techniques.

There is a real possibility “we” will be able to create short videos to teach folks the safe way to do this work.

To start, here are some ideas:

Bending glass

Creating capillary tubes

Running a flash column

Quenching a solvent drying still bottom

Storing chemicals (segregating by hazard class)opening micro centrifugation tubes without creating aerosols)

And many more…

Some existing videos from Aldrich are: ell-culture/learning-center/cell-culture-videos.html /life-science-video.html

and from others:

http://www.p kills/ls7/

http://homepa n.html

who knows, we might even be able to deliver videos them via iPhones J

I will compile the responses and place the list on our website



Russell Vernon, Ph.D.< br> Laboratory / Research Safety Specialist, Integrated Waste Manager
Health & Safety
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