From: "Olinger, Patricia L" <patty.olinger**At_Symbol_Here**EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Concern about one of today's incident reports
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:25:30 +0000
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While I agree that there may be a policy that requires them to evacuate.  The bigger picture item here is that what are we teaching people.  If they had completed their risk assessment they would have understood the risk and had a plan in place to address this.  Instead we overkill, costing more money and creating a culture that does not understand the fundamentals of safety, risk assessment, etc.  

We can and should do better….


Patty Olinger, RBP
Assit. VP – Office of Research Administration
Exec. Director of EHSO
Emory University

From: Ben Ruekberg <bruekberg**At_Symbol_Here**CHM.URI.EDU>
Organization: University of Rhode Island / Dept. of Chemistry
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Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9:58 AM
To: "DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU" <dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Concern about one of today's incident reports

While I agree that the evacuation seems unnecessary, it may not be the teacher’s fault.  The school may have a policy with which the teacher was complying and policies do not always make sense all of the time. 


What I wonder is how all of those materials could be in solution: silver and chloride, lead and sulfate?





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