From: Mike Fisher <mfisher**At_Symbol_Here**CECON.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Managing impaired students?
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 19:45:41 +0000
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Just including counsel won't be adequate.  Privileged discussion can come from one's lawyer to many, but communication from many to others, including one's lawyer, will not be privileged.  (This was beat into me in corporate life.)




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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Barbara Foster
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2016 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Managing impaired students?


I encourage you to include your General Counsel in these discussions to protect yourself and your colleagues from litigation..


Barbara L. Foster

College Safety Officer

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University

DCHAS Fellow - American Chemical Society

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker

Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:46 AM


Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Managing impaired students?


I have had discussions with colleagues about applying a Field Sobriety Test to those who may appear to be impaired to determine if they're capable of working in the lab.  It was just discussion - we haven't had to implement anything like this.  There are training requirements for how to administer the FST and how to interpret the results.






Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Immediate Past 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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> >Return to your basic rules (the ones that apply to everyone).


This makes sense to me. Has anyone developed training for TA's about how to approach these situations? I've run it into classes I've taught in classrooms and it can be a bit of a surprise the first time it happens to you...


- Ralph


Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Keene State College



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