Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 13:01:11 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Laboratory medical oversight

We have a variety of laboratories that work with chemicals that present 
acute hazards that require rapid response in case of exposure. Examples 
include HF and diisopropyl fluorophosphate among others. Some of our 
labs that use these chemicals have procured antidotes (such as calcium 
gluconate or atropine) for exposures to these chemicals and, for 
example, taped them to the fume hood where the material is used. We've 
noticed that these materials tend to be out of date when we discover 

Has anyone developed a program to manage this part of hazardous chemical 
use, such as identifying which chemicals require such a measure, 
assuring that the materials are kept up to date, and providing lab 
workers with training in their use?

We're trying to assess what it would take to implement such a program 

Thanks for any information.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH 
Environmental Safety Manager 
University of Vermont 
Environmental Safety Facility 
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405 

fax: (802)656-5407

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