From: Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**BRYNMAWR.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Use of stool in lab
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:24:39 -0500
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How about a footstool with a hand rail, such as this:   The handrail makes it more visible and safer to use, and makes it very easy to move it around without stooping to pick it up.  Two-step and larger-platformed versions also exist, but this might do the trick.

Donald Abramowitz
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

We have a chemistry student this quarter who is about 4 feet tall and is concerned that her height places her face at an unsafe distance from the chemicals.  She has suggested that she use a stool in the lab, which seems to me like a reasonable solution.  However, others have raised a concern about falling and tripping over the stool. 


I was hoping someone on the list might have had a similar experience and would be willing to share any lessons learned.


Phil Hunter

Tacoma Community College


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