From: Brenda L. Coolbaugh <blc32**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Glassware injury lesson learned report?
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:05:03 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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We recently had an incident where someone was organizing shelves and a box of pipettes fell off the opposite side of the bench and another lab occupant cut their feet due to improper footwear.
Have a great weekend, Brenda

Brenda Coolbaugh CHO, CHMM
Associate Chemical Hygiene Officer
Cornell University

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> On Jul 2, 2015, at 11:42 AM, Reeder, Debbie wrote:
> 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.
> Debbie Reeder
> Chemistry Lab Manager
> Anne Arundel Community College
> 101 College Parkway
> Arnold, MD 21012
> 410-777-2224
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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 11:26 AM
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
> 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
> ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**
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