From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Thirteen people hurt in chemical explosion at Nevada museum
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 09:29:19 -0400
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>When I used to climb and mountaineer more I used to read a yearly accident report.

I was talking to a Cornell faculty member who was also a skydiver and she reported that there is a similar system in that sector. There has been a precipitous decline in accidents over the last few decades as a result.

I guess when your business involves clear risks to your customers, you develop a proactive safety system. It will be interesting to see when the lab management community moves beyond surprise that there is risk to acknowledging and managing that list.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH

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