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
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
How about a footstool with a hand rail, such as this: http://www.sourcemedicalequipment.com/Brewer-Step-Stool-with-Handrail-p/11220.htm
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.
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.
Tacoma Community College
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