From: Robert Torregrosa <robtorreg**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Student with disability
Date: July 5, 2012 12:13:39 PM EDT
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How long in the experiment that will require the use of open flame? I have to say though, it would be better to use sand baths rather than open flames to perform heating. Maybe the student and his/her oxygen can be strategically placed in the lab in such a way heat will not get contact with gas. Will the student be able to survive without oxygen during "heating or flaming" step in the experiment?

The not so good suggestion I think is to tell the student cannot do a lab that requires heating steps - he/she has to "imagine" what will happen after these steps.

From: Joseph M. Crockett <jcrocket**At_Symbol_Here**BRIDGEWATER.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:29 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Student with disability

A college has a student with documented disabilities who will need to bring oxygen with her to class (and Lab!).
I got this from a colleague, and my first concern would be in a lab with open flames..
Have any academics had to work with this and how did you handle it?
Are there any specific OSHA regulations that they need to address?
Joe Crockett, for the Virginia Section ACS
Dr Joseph M Crockett
Professor of Chemistry and Chair
Bridgewater College
402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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