Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:40:01 GMT
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Subject: Re: What Should TAs Know About Lab Safety

Add one: TAs and RAs are slaves to tyrannical advisers only concerned ab
out grants, publishing, and tenure.

Lynn Knudtson

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From: Lawrence M Gibbs 
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Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:08:53 -0700

LOL, great list and on target

Larry Gibbs

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A list in David Letterman format:  


10. There are no approved laboratory safety sandals yet.  

9. Extra goggles may be issued to laboratory students who feel they need

additional eye protection on the tops of their heads.  

8. Young women must wear long pants to prevent distracting male laborato

7. Sitting on the lab bench may cause you to get another acid hole.  

6. To prevent pressure surges in laboratory tubing, remember: The flow i
from the male connector.  

5. When assisting someone at the emergency eyewash, don't worry about
messing up the hair.  

4. Hot glassware looks like cold glassware.  

3. Sometimes lab coats get hot; get used to it; life's not fair.  

2. Sometimes chemicals stink; that's the way it is; that's what fume hoo
are for.  

1. HCN smells like almonds - that's what I heard, trust me on this one. 


Eric Clark, MS, CCHO, CHMM 

Safety & Compliance Officer 

Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory

>>> Jim Kaufman  7/12/2010 8:20 PM >>>
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 Davi

Letterman top X list.

Thanks ... Jim

James A.  Kaufman, Ph.D.

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