Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 15:01:47 -0800
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: FW: Slide presentation
Comments: To: UCIH Program Management Group

I know you guys love this kind of stuff!  So send me yo ur favorite gory images.  I have a collection of my own I’m going to send to her but it’s good to be a hunter gatherer.  If I get a good selection, I’ll p ut it into a powerpoint (or similar) and post it on our website.


From: Diane< /p>

Dear Debbie

I am the instructor for BIT161A – Genetics and Biotechnology Lab.  This is a 6 unit molecular biology lab that is held in the Winter Quarter and the l abs are on average 6 hours long.

Recently we increased class enrollment from 14 to 24 and because of this, i t is harder to monitor the students to ensure that they use safe practices. I ha ve changed the lab so that we use few harmful chemicals. Now, the biggest haza rds are ethidium bromide which we use often, open flames for sterilization, and melting agarose gels in the microwave. We go through lab safety for 30-45 min on fi rst day of class and for the first few weeks the students are diligent. However after that things get a little sloppy and I constantly have to remind peopl e to be careful, to think and to be watchful etc.

I was wondering  if you had a few slides I could  use to show the consequences of not being attentive in the lab. Accidents caused by seeming ly silly mistakes. Wonderfully gory images will be especially effective I thin k.

Please let me know your thoughts.
Many thanks! 

Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA  95616
(530)754-7964/(530)752-4527 (FAX)
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