Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:19:23 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Research Safety videos

I shared a video on safe pyrophoric handling with the chair of our 
Chemistry Department Safety Committee for his comments. He found the one 
we looked at to be of some value, but found some different strengths in 
others that are available on Youtube as well. The ones in question are:
Pyrophoric Liquid Safety Video (UCLA)
Handling Pyrophoric Materials
Cannula Transfer of an Organolithium (HD - 2010) (Yale, part of a series of 4 on the topic)

Anyway, in the ensuing discussion, I asked him what other chemistry 
research safety topics he thought could be usefully addressed by a 
video. His suggestions were:
- Hydrogenation reactions (Hydrogen + Pd/C)
- Use of corrosive or toxic gasses
- High pressure reactions
- Use of liquid ammonia
- Generation and handling of diazomethane

If anyone has suggestions about where to find such videos, I would 
appreciate any leads.

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

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


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