A Google search on the phrase "11 times more likely to get hurt in an
academic lab than in an industrial lab" generates 23 hits, none prior to
a Letter in C&EN dated 6 May 2013 by members of the ACS Presidential
Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences titled "The
Importance of Teaching Safety". The authors and their affiliations are
On 9/8/16 5:08 PM, Melissa Charlton-Smith wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> ok I have been *trying* to find the original source for the following
> "...Occupational Safety & Health Administration statistics demonstrate that
> researchers are 11 times more likely to get hurt in an academic lab than in
> an industrial lab."
> I have seen this statement referenced many times in articles. In fact in
> one of the articles I read it was said to be quote from an interview.
> Sometimes it is referenced, and then when I track down the reference, it
> just refers to another article that uses the exact same wording, without a
> reference. No matter who said it first...where is the research? Where are
> the statistics? Where is the report? What journal do I find it in?
> Thanks everybody, just trying to track down the paper, or the OSHA stats or
> what have you. I want to USE that information in a report I am working on,
> but I want a real reference to go by.
> Mel Charlton-Smith
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