From: Paul Harrison <pharriso**At_Symbol_Here**UNIVMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New video from UCSD
Date: March 29, 2012 12:45:22 AM EDT
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I think there are lots of good aspects to this video. The video does have young people and good videography so maybe it would get through some thick skulls.... and it is brief and to the point so fits in with some attention spans...
Obviously from all the chatter about how it doesn't show safety goggles, it isn't appropriate for a chemistry lab. However, I for one am not convinced that a splash in a biology lab is any different from a splash in a chemistry lab.... Think about phenol/chloroform for example.
One more point: the bottle that was spilled appears to be dangerously close to the edge of the bench. Surely we all still learn in our early years that kids' drinks are better not placed close to the edge of a table... and for those of us who cook, we keep bottles of critical fluids close to hand, but at the back of the "bench". Some common sense still seems to be required in the lab.

Best, Paul

On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:11:37 +0000
"Harvey, Doug" wrote:
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

Paul Harrison
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M1, Canada
Phone: (905)525-9140 ext. 27290; FAX: (905)522-2509

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