From: Doug Cody <dsc1950**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Use of stool in lab
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:46:15 -0500
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I would consider this like any other ADA accommodation. The use of the stool is ok as long as the student is placed in the laboratory in a manner so as to reduce the potential for others to trip on the stool. Additionally, the stool should be substantial to hold the person and be stable so it is not easy to tip over. 

Douglas Cody, CSP, CSHM
Farmingdale Stare College

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On Jan 15, 2014, at 7:24 PM, Phil Hunter <philinnatjac**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM> wrote:

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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