From: Laurence Doemeny <ldoemeny**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Liquid methane experiment in class
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:14:54 -0700
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I with you Ken. This is something the safety
community can learn from. What possessed the
teacher to perform this demonstration? Simply
knowing that would be the real lesson learned.

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Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2015 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Liquid methane experiment
in class

Other than as an example, there is little value in
punishing the person. It is much better to
educate people in the error of their ways and turn
them into advocates for safety. I do not know the
individual involved but my guess is that he is a
popular, dedicated teacher who has nothing but the
best of intentions. Would I ever do what he is
doing? No, I would not. But he has likely seen
numerous examples of this being done and is not
thinking about the potential ramifications of his
actions, not just to his class but to others who
see it and repeat it. I would feel differently if
the person insisted what they were doing was safe
and continued to do it. What he is doing is one
of those examples of an act where you might get
away with it hundreds of times before something
goes horribly wrong.


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