From: davivid <davivid**At_Symbol_Here**WELL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Source of the OSHA statement
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 19:17:44 -0700
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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

Dave Lane

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
> statement:
> "...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
> melissafcsmith**At_Symbol_Here**

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