From: russellu1**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Definition of a "wet lab"
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:29:25 -0700
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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Dear Ralph:  The term "Dry Lab", has for over 50 years, on the West coast, has simply meant that the results were fraudulently reported without doing the actual work!
...Russell A. Umbraco, Chemist and retired CIH Lab Director
On Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:45:23 +0000 "Ralph B. Stuart" <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU> writes:

> I go on to discuss what the OSHA definition of a hazardous chemical is under the definitions section of 1910.1450.  In my mind, this is so clearly defined that we need no other definitions, designations, etc.  


I agree with this, but my experience is that many lab workers have picked up the dry lab / wet lab terminology in random discussions and are confused when it doesn't mean much to me. I can think of many exceptions to pretty much any application of those terms…


Thanks to everyone for their input.


- Ralph


Ralph Stuart CIH

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Cornell University





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