Subject: [DCHAS-L] UC - LADA Agreement
Date: July 29, 2012 12:41:40 PM EDT
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The complete Agreement between UC and the LADA related to the Sangji fatality is posted on the CHAS website at:



This Agreement has two precedent-setting conditions which will set a new, high bar for academic safety performance.  In Appendix A – Sections 3 and 4, PIs and visiting PIs are not allowed to perform any work or supervise any activity until they receive formal laboratory safety training.


This is a powerful requirement which will clearly redefine the position of laboratory safety in the activities of each PI.


In Appendix A section 6, the Agreement requires that SOPs for a list of specific chemicals and chemical classes be written by the lab’s most experienced person and be signed off by the PI.  CHAS has broken this list of chemicals out of the Agreement and it can be found as a stand-alone document at the URL above. 


These powerful requirements apply to the entire UC system.  As such, they will set a performance bar for research institutions across the country.


Please read these documents and share your thoughts with the CHAS community.  As time goes on, we will revisit these requirements and learn how their implementation is playing out.


Stay safe out there!




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