From: Ralph B. Stuart <ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Training survey results
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 12:46:16 +0000
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I received 35 responses to my survey questions about how institutions are delivering lab safety training about chemicals. A quick summary of these responses are:

1. Everyone has some required training for the lab workers

2. 70% of the respondents reported that they offered role-dependent training

3. The biggest variation was in terms of how training was delivered. For this item, I've divided the responses into three groups: large institutions (>5000 students, 14 respondents), small institutions (<5000 students, 7 respondents) and non-academic organizations (3 respondents):
- Large institutions were pretty evenly split between those who offer online training only (30%), in person training only (30%) and some mix of the two (43%).
- 56% of small institutions report in person training only, with the remainder a mix of online and in person training.
- Non-academic institutions reported that 1 offers in person training only and 2 report some mix of online and in person.

Thanks to everyone who responded and all of your comments on the specifics of how your program handles these questions.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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