From: Fermin Rodriguez <fermin1952**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New video from UCSD
Date: March 28, 2012 6:38:33 PM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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Congratulations on you video.
I am pretty sure that the entire staff that developed  the video had fun;  but more than fun they learned to communicate a message.
Site  graphical demonstration of hazardous conditions or incident is always more effective than a lecture.
The video shows a lot of things:
a. not only the person dealing with hazardous  substances is  the only one exposed.
b. it is the responsibility of each individual in a chemical handling zone to use the proper PPE; not only the person handling the chemical can be hurt, but all those around are also exposed as a splash could reach far.
c. each facility must identify what is a hot zone and proper PPE  (I.e. glasses, glasses with shields. goggles, face shields, aprons, etc)
d. each person in a potentially dangerous environment is responsible for enforcing PPE requirements. 
e. to minimize, if not eliminate potential exposure of bystanders,  institutions and personnel should analyze their work stations allocation (ie regular desk  next to a chemical handling area).
I have been 35 years in the private industry and have seen more that a couple of people loosing their vision. Key statement within the video are:
a. " that lab is a different type of splash"   this means potential burns, blindness, intoxication, among other things;
b. " prevention" this means behavior change;
and my favorite the statement by one of the  starts of the video  
c. " I always use my safety glasses even when I am not working " this is one of the most  significant safety cultural changes, and  one of the strongest messages that should be promoted at any work place that wants to create a strong safety "ZERO" incident work place.
Congratulations to you and your staff for you video initiative
Fermin Rodriguez
FR Consulting
(340) 643-2265


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Harvey, Doug
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:12 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] New video from UCSD


Dear Colleagues,


Here is a new safety video from UCSD called Splash Zone. It was produced by Dr. Haim Weizman.


All the best,




Douglas Harvey

Environment, Health & Safety, CCHO

Chemical Safety Officer

University of California, San Diego

Office phone:  (858) 822-1579

Cell phone:  (858) 583-3257

Email:  daharvey**At_Symbol_Here**

Mail code:  0089


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