I use J.Chem.Ed. articles for my risk assessment exercises. I usually have the students work in groups of 2 or 3 and choose a few articles that are consistent with the course they are taking and have a variety of hazards.
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph B. Stuart
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 8:13 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Examples of risk assessments for lab procedures?
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 Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety Cornell University
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