I would suggest making safety compliance a portion of the student instructor’s grade. Students strive to get the best grade possible, this may be the extra motivation they need to work safer.
James A. Boehlert Jr.
Program Manager – Research & Chemical Safety
Dept. of Environmental Health & Safety
262 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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I need your help, please. I’m at an institution where graduate (and sometimes undergraduate) students teach our undergraduate Chemistry labs. Those of us who are lab coordinators often come into the labs to find the student instructors not wearing the appropriate PPE. How do you enforce this at other institutions? I’m trying to make a case to our department that there needs to be consequences for student instructors who don’t tow the line. Right now the methods are a stern talking to, bouncing them from one lab to another, and “putting a note in their file”.
Thanks in advance.
Dr. Karalyn (Karen) Humphrey
Laboratory Coordinator, Department Safety Officer & Part-Time Lecturer
Baylor University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Office: BSB E.111
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