From: "Arvedson, Steve" <stephena**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Electronic devices in teaching lab
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:31:48 +0000
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One possibility would be to require that they be placed in Ziploc bags while they’re in the lab.  That way the bag can be disposed of after the class and the device would be contamination-free.  I think most, if not all, touch screens work through Ziploc bags.




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 10:26 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Electronic devices in teaching lab




It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep undergraduates from using their electronic devices in the teaching lab.  We disclaim that any damage is not the responsibility of the institution.


Here’s the question:  What if something hazardous is spilled on the device and it can’t be decontaminated?  Does the device become hazardous waste at that point?  What if the owner isn’t willing to give up the device for disposal?


This scenario hasn’t presented itself – yet!





Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

1 Shields Ave.

Davis, CA  95616





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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