From: "Wright, Mike" <mwright**At_Symbol_Here**USW.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:14:27 +0000
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If it's not too much trouble, I would love to have that photo for some of our classes.


Michael J. Wright

Director of Health, Safety and Environment

United Steelworkers


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Monona Rossol
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)


I've got a photo from an above the counter wooden storage cabinet in which the potassium cyanide was stored above the coffee and coffee filters.


Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist

President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE

181 Thompson St., #23

New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062




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From: Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:16 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)

From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L]
Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: July 27, 2015 at
10:28:22 AM EDT
I did an audit on a rural high school a number of years ago
and found 500 grams of sodium cyanide stored below the acid cabinet. 
happens because someone, sometime in the distant past got a deal on it.  Cyanide
solutions are (or were) frequently used in qual schemes.  I used cyanide
solutions in Gen Chem as a freshman (0.2 M NaCN).   It was a highly-controlled,
highly-supervised activity in a 6 or 7 week qual section in the Gen Chem
laboratory.  I recall the good Professor Herbener stating "The only one doling
out the cyanide is me, and I damn well better smell ammonia in that test tube
before I give it to you!"
No school like the old school-.

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