From: Patricia Redden <predden**At_Symbol_Here**SPC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Student Access to labs Policy
Date: February 3, 2012 9:17:06 AM EST
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I would recommend that you check with the ACS "bible" for student labs, Safety in Academic Laboratories. There are 2 sections, one for students and one for faculty/administrators, and you can find them on the Committee on Chemical Safety website.

That said, students should not be working alone at any time. Our policy is that they may not even be working with a partner in the lab unless a faculty member is present or at least in a neighboring room. If they are only doing computer work, that's not a problem, but if that computer is in a lab setting we still limit their access.


On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Teresa Arnold <tarnold**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Hello all,
I am trying to get a policy in print for our Department about lab use by undergraduate research students after usual business hours. I would like to hear what your policies are! Please address:
  • hours of access
  • working "alone" at any time
  • What about work that is all computer-related and not using anything "unsafe."
  • anything else you can think of that is relevant to a student access policy.

Thanks so much for your help! I know my thoughts, but I need to answer the "what is everybody else doing?" question for my Dept. Chair. We want to make a "Good Practices" Policy.

Teresa Arnold

George Fox University

Biology-Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Fax: 503-554-3884

414 N. Meridian St. #6144
Newberg, OR 97132

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