Most of our injuries have occurred to hands when students are inserting or removing pipet fillers on volumetric pipets. They insert them so far that they get stuck and then the pipet breaks from the torque applied when they have one hand at the filler end and the other one near the tip when they try to pull it off.
Chemistry Lab Manager
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**med.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Stuart, Ralph
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:26 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Glassware injury lesson learned report?
Does anyone have a relatively detailed favorite Lessons Learned report for a situation which involves significant cuts from broken glassware in a lab that doesn‰??t involve over-pressurization of the vessel? I‰??m doing a training next week for undergraduate students and I‰??d like to make the point that it‰??s not always the chemistry that creates the problem. The example I have in mind could involve hot glassware that breaks when someone tries to pick it up and drops it, but similar events would be helpful as well.
Thanks for any assistance with this.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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