From: Edward Movitz <movitz**At_Symbol_Here**OLEMISS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Awareness Training
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:47:36 +0000
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We call our office worker training : Health and Safety Training for Science Support Staff. The pdf can be found at :

The document is a slimmed down version of our internal regulations and policies. Topics include who we are, training requirements, signatures or forms, odor complaints, equipment testing, lab access and restricted areas and materials, waste, etc.

Specifically, we instruct office personnel in what we expect students and researcher to do, and what we do not expect office staff to do. We outline situations where the office staff can say no, or when they should just pick up the phone and call us. 

Hope this helps.


Edward M. Movitz

Health & Safety Officer / FSO

The University of Mississippi 

Department of Health and Safety

P.O. Box 1848

100 Health and Safety Building

University, MS 38677-1848


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of Humphrey, Karalyn J. [Karalyn_Humphrey**At_Symbol_Here**BAYLOR.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:48 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Awareness Training

I had a request from an office worker for some type of chemical awareness training.  She does not work in a lab or in an area where chemicals are in use, but in the main office of a department that includes labs and areas of chemical storage within the department.  I drafted a training presentation that covers labeling systems and how we label our labs, and what to do if an emergency is reported.


What I would like to know is are there people on this list who offer some sort of awareness training to their office workers?  If so, what do you cover?


Thank you,


Dr. Karalyn (Karen) Humphrey


Chemical Hygiene Officer

Department of Environmental, Health & Safety

Baylor University


Office: BSB E.111

Phone:  254-710-2002


Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions, can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."


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