From: "Smith, George S." <george.smith**At_Symbol_Here**THERMOFISHER.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Disciplinary actions for graduate students for failure to wear appropriate PPE
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:11:44 -0700
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This is a difficult question.  In my experience, disciplinary actions are driven by supervisors and Human Resources.  Safety Managers should not be disciplinarians, rather resources to prevent exposures,, in the first place.  You can’t be everywhere at one time, and if I choose not to follow the rules…

That being said, there should be some guidance from the Laboratory Mgr. or HR as to what the disciplinary action should be case by case.


George S. Smith III

Corporate EH&S Manager

Thermo Fisher Scientific

6722 Bickmore Ave.

Chino, CA 91708

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Keane J. Leitch
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:41 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Disciplinary actions for graduate students for failure to wear appropriate PPE



I am interested in learning about approaches folks are using to ensure that graduate researches comply with PPE policies.  Most of the information out there stipulates that disciplinary actions will be taken against individuals who fail to comply with gowning policies but such information doesn’t explicitly state the nature and type of disciplinary action.   





Keane Leitch

Safety Manager

Physical Sciences Facilities Management

121 baker Lab

Ithaca, NY 14850

607-255-8773 (Office)

607-255-4137 (Fax)

607-592-7079 (Mobile)

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