Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 19:08:38 EDT
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Subject: Re: 3 more RE: [DCHAS-L] Safety Training

Thank you.  I put this whole post in the "save" file.  It's dead on the mark.  I see about 40 schools at various levels a year and have since 1978.  The worse outcome is not the accidents, it is that these institutions are churning out graduates that have never seen the right working conditions, the proper equipment, or learned how the work should be done safely.  They know nothing of their rights and obligations under fed or state OSHA regulations.  Schools are creating "kick me" T-shirted workers  who won't even know when they are being abused.


In a message dated 8/26/2010 8:28:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ecgrants**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU writes:

From: "Jean &Ken Smith" <smith.j.k**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: August 26, 2010 4:24:58 PM EDT
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Safety Training

In my 20+ years with Cal/OSHA, I found that some of the worst places for safety and health enforcement was in the education sector.  High schools were clueless to the requirements and needs for the chemistry stockrooms.  Universities were not much better.  Usually the EHS departments were relatively powerless to enforce various needs and rulings.  They would have to go through the department heads to get a grudging OK.

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