From: Ralph B. Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Examples of risk assessments for lab procedures?
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:12:47 +0000
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I have the opportunity next month to do a lab safety training for a group of undergrad students who are involved in a variety of kinds of laboratory research. Of the 3 hours I have, I hope to include 20 to 30 minutes to do a sample lab safety risk assessment for a simple chemical-oriented procedure they may have some experience with, either in the research or classroom environment. I wonder if anyone has specific suggestions for procedures that work well in this context as a risk assessment exercise. I'd like to have it complicated enough to have some unexpected results (e.g. gloves aren't need in step 3-5, but are in 1 and 2) while being able to cover it in 30 minutes or less.

Thanks for any suggestions about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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