Having one national general set of overall guidelines for everyone would be great, and if individual states or companies or schools applied stricter gu idelines themselves, then so be it, but at least everyone would have to meet the national minimum and all equipment would have to be manufactured to the same.
Be sure to have a learning unit on proper use and set up of chemical fume h oods! =A0Another important topic is chemical inventory control; this is not as important to students, during their training, but very important when they graduate and do research or teach others.
Janet Baum, AIA, DivCHAS
Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 8:14 AM, Kim Auletta <kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**notes.cc.sunysb.edu> wrote:
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Our Chemistry Dept. is considering a mandatory 1 credit Master's level Lab Safety Course!!! I know you're all as excited about this as I am! Its especi ally interesting that this came up the same week that a chemical company rep on this list (who we happen to by A LOT of chemicals from!) said that they will reconsider the safety-ability of their new hires directly from academia .
I've been asked to help develop & provide material for the course. They want it to be an on-line course required for all graduate level Chem majors . I'm looking to all of you for input on what should be included! They envis ion this course to meet the ACS accreditation requirements and go beyond my OSHA CHP training. You can post to the list or email me directly. I'll compi le & post the final results to this list. Thanks in advance for your hel p.
1. Is your college/university offering or requiring an academic lab safety course (above & beyond the OSHA & EPA requirements)? =A0If yes, how is it delivered (live vs. on line)? How many credits? Can you share your sylla bus?
2. What topics do you think should be included?
3. Since this is to be an on-line course, do you know of any videos, etc. t hat could be used to demonstrate techniques (eg - as suggested by the recent tubing removal discussion)?
4. Any other advice?
Lab Safety Specialist
Stony Brook University
EH&S Web site: http://www. stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/ <http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/>
Remember to wash your hands!
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