From: "Rogers, Janet" <ROGERS**At_Symbol_Here**EDINBORO.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Service dogs in labs
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:47:30 +0000
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We have a high proportion of disabled students on campus.  When we have had a student with a service dog, the dog remained in either a faculty member's office or a nearby computational research lab (both of which were a couple of rooms down the hallway from the lab) while the student was in the freshman chemistry and organic chemistry labs.  The dog was near enough that it could come quickly if called by its owner, but it was kept safely out of the lab.  If the student needed assistance carrying, grasping, or otherwise manipulating equipment an aide would have been provided for her/him.


Janet Rogers, Ph.D.


Chemistry Department

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

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Edinboro, PA  16444


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED..CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of Eric Clark [erclark**At_Symbol_Here**PH.LACOUNTY.GOV]
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Service dogs in labs

Good point Rob.  And I can also see where a some sequestering might be prudent for a service dog to avoid problems in a physics lab - particularly with experiments involving tennis balls. 



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of ILPI Support
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Service dogs in labs


A colleague of mine brought his cat to lab once.  The cat walked across the bench top, saw some stir bars sitting in 100 mL beaker of chromic acid and tried to fish them out with his paw.   Needless to say, Mr Kitty got a quick trip to the sink for ample flushing.


The cat's name?  Entropy.


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On Sep 29, 2014, at 11:55 AM, Al Hazari <ahazari**At_Symbol_Here**UTK.EDU> wrote:

Does anyone have any information on/experience with the presence of service dogs in labs?

Dr. Al Hazari
Director of Labs and Lecturer in Chemistry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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