From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Working alone
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 22:43:35 +0000
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Hi Pete:

Rather than try to create a campus-wide policy or similar, we've developed a performance-oriented, activity-based template. Here's the page: It's the last document in the list.

Within the template, there are some campus-wide restrictions you can see. The Chemistry Department faculty were required to create a working alone SOP (because they're special) and it's been strongly recommended for other departments.

Hope this helps.


Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis

Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter John Stuurwold
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 12:24 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Working alone

Hi everyone, what policies do your institutions have regarding working alone and/or on nights and weekends? Is your policy the same for everyone, or does it treat professors, grad students, and undergrads differently?

Pete Stuurwold
Laboratory Supervisor
Department of Chemistry
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5413
(269) 387-2914

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