From: "LaCroix, Steve (DOH)" <Steve.LaCroix**At_Symbol_Here**DOH.WA.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Glassware injury lesson learned report?
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:47:53 +0000
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We recently had an glass ampoule break in opening with a minor spill but no injuries resulted........resulted in our standardizing of opening the ampoules.....

Steve LaCroix MS, CBSP
Environmental Health, Safety and QA Manager
Department of Health
Disease Control and Health Statistics
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Stuart, Ralph
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 8:26 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

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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