Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:41:03 -0500
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From: "Schmidt-Nebril, Kathleen" <kschmidtnebril**At_Symbol_Here**DOM.EDU>
Subject: Re: What Should TAs Know About Lab Safety

In the chemical lab:

Chemical labeling and its use in identifying the hazards:  TA's and 
Students seem to never bother reading MSDS's even though we always 
enforce it in our training so proper labels can warn TA's rather quickly 
as to the hazard they are working with. 

PPE:   Students need a thorough explanation of the proper type and use 
of PPE.   Gloves for example, they think all gloves offer equal 

Hazardous Waste:  How and where it is collected is crucial as an 
uninformed TA can have disastrous results by mixing the wrong waste 
together or improperly dumping it to the drains. 

Kathleen Schmidt-Nebril, NRCC-CHO
Chemistry Division Department of Natural Science
Dominican University
River Forest, IL 60305

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of Jim Kaufman
Sent: Mon 7/12/2010 10:20 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] What Should TAs Know About Lab Safety
What are the 10 most important things that a teaching assistant should  
know about lab safety?
I'll take all the suggestions sent directly to me and then post the 
Letterman top X list.
Thanks ... Jim
James A.  Kaufman, Ph.D.

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