From: "Bradley, Shelly" <Bradley**At_Symbol_Here**HENDRIX.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Examples of risk assessments for lab procedures?
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 12:55:38 -0500
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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.

Shelly Bradley
Authorized OSHA Trainer
Instrumentation Specialist
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Department of Chemistry
Hendrix College
Conway, AR 72032
Ph: (501) 450-3812
Fax: (501) 450-3829

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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

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


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