It’s not just stude nts but all levels of people moving from academia into private business. No t that there are great safety programs in academia and poor ones in business but in my experience the accountability in academia just isn 8217;t there for the most part.
Timothy M. Hauser, CHMM<
Manager, Environmental, Health & Saf ety
2800 Woods Hollow Road, Madison WI 53711 USA
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I think that (some/many) students do not take safety seriously or perhaps d o not see it as a personal responsibility.
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1 2:51 PM, Kennedy, Sheila <s1kenned y**At_Symbol_Here**ucsd.edu> wrote:
I’d very interested in your list for th e “new set of rules [that] kick in” when our students move into industry.
Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Teachin g Laboratories
Departm ent of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Univers ity of California, San Diego
2011 NIOSH Collegiate Safety Award
It is also very helpful to us o ut in the "world" if students are trained to observe safety pract ices that will be required when they get to us. A whole new set of rules ki ck in when they go from being "students" to being "employees".
To borrow a term from my Army d ays - "train the same way that you will fight".
Don A. Long
CAIH, CEAS I
Southwest Research Institute La boratory
Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Dispo sal Facility
PO Box 20130
White Hall, AR 71612
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It’s an ongoing process in academia. We strongly recommend too.
Here’s a poster we developed to help ed ucate.
The University of Texas at Austin
Safety glasses with side shields, long pants and closed toe shoes are requi red upon entry to a lab space
Lab coat and chemically resistant gloves are additionally required when han dling chemicals.
This PPE is supplemented with goggles, aprons etc., depending on the materi al and degree of hazard
On 9/29/2011 8:55 AM, Shiel, Dan wrote:
I am interested to benchmark what other organizations do/ require reg arding leg coverings in labs. Are legs required to be covered in all labs? Or in some labs, but not others (e.g., in chemistry labs, but b iology/ biotech)? I realize that the default answer most of us who are EHS professionals would provide is “yes, of cours e leg coverings are required in labs!”, but again I am curious to lea rn what others actually doing and if the issue is directly addressed via yo ur site CHP or other documents.
My site currently “strongly recommends” leg coverings in all la bs and require them in labs using radioisotopes in our CHP (and in general have very few folks who actually wear shorts and/or skirts in labs, but som e do on occasion), but are re-visiting this issue as part our ongoing risk assessment process.
Dan Shiel, MBA, CSP, CHMM
Director, Risk & Quality Management Se rvices
Pfizer La Jolla
10777 Science Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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