From: Paul Harrison <pharriso**At_Symbol_Here**UNIVMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Glassware injury lesson learned report?
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 23:57:10 -0400
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We had an incident earlier this year in which the lab tech was stuck by TLC capillaries which had been negligently discarded into the sink by undergraduate students. This is NOT the way to dispose of waste or broken glass of ANY sort!

On Fri, 3 Jul 2015 01:01:41 -0400
"Samuella B. Sigmann" wrote:
> My favorite is broken shards in the holes in a sink drain. They are often the result of someone missing all the pieces of something that broke in the sink. They make it to the drain and cannot get through the holes of the drain and so the stick up. You often cannot see then and they are particularly bad when the shard goes under your nail as you reach into the drain to get something. Yes, I have done this.
> Sammye
> On 7/2/2015 11:25 AM, Stuart, Ralph wrote:
> > 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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