From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Colorado methanol fire case
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:38:45 -0400
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The common sense disappeared into the computer and iPhone.   As a result, we get young people who want to go into the arts who have never used any kind of power tools, never hammered a nail, never molded anything with their hands, never mixed a paint.  They have no smarts because they don't have the hand-eye-coordination and perspective that comes with doing things with their hands and from having a full program of art and music in school.  Looking at art on the computer and listening to music while driving the car only makes them wannabe artists and musicians without the skills become either.
It also explains what passes for art and music today. 
I'm watching Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga going through the old American Song Book.  Maybe if the kids hear the real stuff....
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

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From: Ernie Lippert <ernielippert**At_Symbol_Here**TOAST.NET>
Sent: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 8:12 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Colorado methanol fire case

Haven't you noticed. People nowadays are generally stupid. Common sense has somehow escaped as part of our current society. Our parents (in an older time) taught us  common sense.  Where has it disappeared?
Ernest Lippert
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Leslie Coop
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Colorado methanol fire case
Perhaps someone should ask the school he went to why he wasn't taught chemical safety procedures.
On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
I was struck the story in this morning's headlines that the Former Colorado Teacher was charged  with four counts of third-degree assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor in the methanol demonstration lab explosion that occurred last month.

This seems much more likely to set a precedent than the UCLA fire, which was based on labor law specific to California. I hope that people who are in Colorado will let us know how this case proceeds, as it's not uncommon for these stories to fall off the press's radar.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart

Leslie Coop, MS, CCHO, CHMM
Chemical Hygiene Officer/ Stockroom Manager
Willamette University - 900 State Str - Salem, Oregon 97301

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