From: "Margaret Rakas"
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] new set of rules kick in Date: October 3, 2011 11:23:43 AM EDT CSHEMA is a fine group BUT is concerned with a whole lot more than lab safety, i.e., dormitory safety, cross-walk safety, natural (and other) disaster preparations, smash-an-auto-for-frat-recruitment safety, etc. When I want laboratory safety info, specifically chemical-related, I turn to DCHAS. (For biosafety, there is another group I belong to; same with radsafety). Disclaimer: I used to belong to CSHEMA but with limited funds and my job being focussed on academic safety issues, I dropped my membership. If the working group to 'develop general guidelines for universities' is concerned primarily with laboratory safety, then I think DCHAS is the right 'host'. As I have said before, given the burgeoning fields of molecular biology and neuroscience, and the fact that those scientists generally have less chemical background than chemists, I think DCHAS needs to find a way to understand the bread-and-butter safety issues of those fields as well.. My 2 cents worth of my personal opinion.... Margaret
Previous post | Top of Page | Next post