From: Edward Movitz <movitz**At_Symbol_Here**OLEMISS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Use of stool in lab
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:33:23 +0000
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Look for  a 3 step ladder with "weight-activated retractable casters with protective rubber bumpers", something like the Cramer 1033-19 Stop-Step Ladder, 3 Steps with Double Handrail 27-inch High Top Step


Should be OK with ADA, and the lab maintenance people can use it after hours to work on hoods and change light bulbs....


If you want a less costly , 2 step ladder that folds up after hours, check your home building depot store, etc.  





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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of Janet Baum [baum.janet**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Use of stool in lab

Dear Phil, Please don't get a stool that swivels!! Or one with casters. If someone accidentally bumps into the student standing on the stool, she could fly off it. As Don suggested, get something sturdy with a handrail to hold onto when mounting/ dismounting, and a wide-enough platform to allow her some movement. ADA guidelines may have other suggestions.
Janet Baum, AIA
Washington University in St. Louis

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Phil Hunter <philinnatjac**At_Symbol_Here**> 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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