From: Jyllian Kemsley <jyllian.kemsley**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Hydrogen safety webinar?
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 08:09:48 -0700
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Four hydrogen incidents: Add Tsinghua University, where the explosion killed a postdoctoral researcher.

I wish I had more information about what happened there, but I don't.

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 6:53 AM, Reinhardt, Peter <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

I would really appreciate it if DivCHAS or AIHA did a webinar on hydrogen safety as it pertains to research laboratories. There have been three hydrogen explosions at universities since 2010 (U. Missouri, Stoney Brook U. and U. Hawai=E2=80™i). Scientists and EHS staff need better training on hydrogen safety, risks to look out for, and how to do a hazard assessment for research involving hydrogen. When we ask researchers about their setup, they say, "I've been doing this for years. This is the same setup described in the literature/that my mentor uses." Please.


Peter A. Reinhardt

Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Yale University

135 College St., Suite 100

New Haven, CT 06510-2411

(203) 737-2123


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