From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Question about lab policy for "medical condition"
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:42:12 +0000
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Here’s a link to the EH&S Reproductive Health website I designed:


On the left side of the page is a link to Safety Nets that are not quite policy statements but pretty close!  May be helpful to you.




Debbie M. Decker, CCHO

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

1 Shields Ave.

Davis, CA  95616





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of David C. Finster
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:20 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Question about lab policy for "medical condition"


CHAS folks,


I recently got an email from a colleague asking:


“Our department is looking for model policies for students with medical conditions which might limit their participation in the laboratory (such as asthma, pregnancy, allergies, etc.). We’re getting a suggestion from “on high” to have a caveat emptor policy where we just refer students to the SDS’s and tell them that they have to make their own decisions in consultation with their physician.


Do you know of any models we might look at for review, consideration, and/or adoption?”






David C. Finster
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University Chemical Hygiene Officer
Wittenberg University


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