Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:50:18 EST
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Subject: Re: DCHAS-L Digest - 23 Feb 2011 to 24 Feb 2011 (#2011-39)

My strong feeling is that if you are willing to allow someone to work in your lab, either for money, grades, or as a volunteer, you need to be responsible for their health and safety.  If you commit a negligent act and they are injured, you should be liable.  Otherwise, if you do not wis h to be responsible for what you say or do or don't say or don't do, don't let them in.
In my experience, indemnification and hold harmless agreements often do not stand up in court.
Jim Kaufman
Laboratory Safety Institute
www.labsafetyinstitute .org
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From: Dawn Errede <erred001**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: February 24, 2011 12:08:51 PM EST
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] students doi ng research

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We have lab volunteers sign a 'release of liabil ity' form ( ps/ogc/documents/contract/OGC-SC105W.doc).  If the volunteer is less than 18, the parent or guardian must also sign.   In addition, those working in the lab are to be trained as if they were employees on lab safety, the lab safety plan, pertinent SOPs etc.  Training must be documented and documentation maintained, the same as employees.

Dawn C. Errede, PhD, CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer, U of MN - DEHS
410 Church St.S.E., Minneapolis MN  55455
(ph) 612-626-2330 (fx) 612-624-1949

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