From: "LaCroix, Steve (DOH)" <Steve.LaCroix**At_Symbol_Here**DOH.WA.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] need to find cheap or free chemical safety training for non-scientist administrator
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:39:57 +0000
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                I recommend the OSHA training Institute. They have a number of classes. The nearest center to Wisconsin is in Illinois.


OSHA Institute


OSHA Institute, Seattle


Online training




Steve LaCroix MS, CBSP

Environmental Health, Safety and QA Manager

Department of Health

Disease Control and Health Statistics

1610 NE 150th St.

Shoreline, WA 98155

Phone: (206) 418-5437

Cell: 206-391-9025

FAX: (206) 418-5445

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ergonomic information: http://dohweb/Risk/employee_safety_and_health/ergo/ergonomics.htm

"The Department of Health works to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State"


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Harry Elston
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] need to find cheap or free chemical safety training for non-scientist administrator



I hate to be the bearer of bad news:  You get what you pay for (and sometimes you don’t get that either).


May I suggest first:


Have him take a Gen Chem/Organic Chem lab course at your college so he can see and experience first-hand what chemistry is “all about” so to speak.  That should be relatively free to him.


Then take one of the general courses that are offered through DCHAS or at a Regional Meeting.  Those are less than $500 typically (before travel) and are high quality.


Good luck.




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Osterby, Meg
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 11:02 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] need to find cheap or free chemical safety training for non-scientist administrator


Hello All,


My direct supervisor has recently learned that he is responsible legally and civilly if we have an accident, since he has given no oversight of the chem lab/stockroom safety.  He wants to learn, and I want to support him in that.  His training does not include any hard sciences.  His degree is in Psychology, and he never took any lab sciences in college, and no chem lab ever. 


I’m hoping someone can direct me to an appropriate, free or cheap, on-line training that wouldn’t be overwhelming with details he won’t understand.  Does anyone know of such a program, that is specific to the safety issues in hard science labs. (He is also the supervisor of the bio labs, and the microbio and A&P labs.)


Thanks in advance for your help.



Meg Osterby

Lead Chemistry Instructor

Western Technical College

400 7th St. N.

LaCrosse, WI 54601




"It's  better to be careful 100 times, than to be killed once." 

                                                    Mark Twain


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