From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Resend: Laboratory Safety in Research
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:28:49 +0000
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I sent the previous note before I was ready; the version contains a more context about the publication it describes.

DCHAS members may be interested to know that a new edition of "On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition‰?? from the National Academies Press is out. In addition to discussing issues such as the treatment of data, research misconduct and sharing research results, it includes a full page on Laboratory Safety in Research.

The page mentions a March 2006 explosion at the National Institute of Higher Learning in Chemistry in Mulhouse, France, that killed a distinguished researcher and caused $130 million in damage. It suggests that researchers should review information and procedures about safety issues at least once a year and includes a short checklist of topics to cover.

This appears to be a significant increase in coverage from the 2nd edition of this publication in 1995.

- Ralph

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


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