From: george wahl <ghw917**At_Symbol_Here**MAC.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Two Questions
Date: April 11, 2012 10:58:11 PM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Whenever hazardous chemicals in glass containers must be carried, we require
that they be in strong, rubber bucket type containers.
A few years ago, a student was carrying two 2.5L glass bottles up a flight of stairs
without any protective containers.
He tripped, both bottles broke, and the building was closed for two days
to allow the fumes to dissipate.
On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:40 PM, Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann wrote:
I would appreciate your wisdom on the following matters, as I've encountered different philosophies.
*1. Is it acceptable to move chemicals (5-L bottles, barrels, etc.) up and down a flight of stairs if an elevator is not available?
*2. What are recommendations for allowing cleaning personnel in labs to mop, empty trash, etc.? Should it only be done by lab personnel who are trained in safety ? Do you require training sessions for housekeeping staff?
Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology
Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee
Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
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