Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:15:24 -0500
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From: Robert Hill <roberth_hill**At_Symbol_Here**MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: FW: Slide presentation
Linda Stroud of Science Safety Consulting has written a Science Laboratory Safety Manual that has kinds of pictures on pages 304-305.  I believe you may provide posters of these. 
 
Bob
 
Robert H. Hill, Jr., Ph.D.
Battelle Memorial Institute
Retired U.S. Public Health Service
Atlanta, Ga
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Stepenuck
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Sent: 12/12/2009 7:01:14 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Slide presentation

The CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety used to have some [color] pictures of chemical splashes to the face.  When I found a student not wearing safety goggles or glasses, I would take the person to that book and open it to those [pre-marked] pages without saying a word.  I rarely if ever had such a person forget to wear that PPE again.
  I always figured those pictures were not only worth the proverbial 1000 words, but worth the price of the book.

Steve
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Professor of chemistry emeritus
Keene State College
Keene NH 03435-2001
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You wrote:

I know you guys love this kind of stuff!  So send me your favorite gory images.  I have a collection of my own Iím going to send to her but itís good to be a hunter gatherer.  If I get a good selection, Iíll 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 Ė 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.
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Many thanks!


Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Env! ironmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA  95616
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