Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:21:11 -0500
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Please share these resources with the group as I could use this kind of stuff to drive home the message of Chemical and Laboratory Safety in our pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Thanks-  Tom  

Thomas Wrona

Equipment Systems Manager

Radiation and Chemical Safety Officer

Southeastern Michigan Location

Ohio Michigan Division

Office Phone: 313 494-2894

Facsimile: 313 833-2799

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Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 6:02 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Slide presentation

I know you guys love this kind of stuff!  So send me your 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 put it into a powerpoint (or similar) and post it on our website.

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From: Diane

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 labs are on average 6 hours long.

Recently we increased class enrollment from 14 to 24 and because of this, it is harder to monitor the students to ensure that they use safe practices. I have changed the lab so that we use few harmful chemicals. Now, the biggest hazards 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 first 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 people 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 seemingly silly mistakes. Wonderfully gory images will be especially effective I think.

Please let me know your thoughts.
Many thanks!

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