I think the origin of the statement comes from The Scientist, "the magazine for life science professionals"
Chemical Lab Safety Problems Spawn New Laws, Practices
By Rebecca Andrews |
February 18, 1991
Lessons From Industry
Kaufman, who has directed the Lab Safety Workshop for the last 10 years, says that academia has a lot to learn about safety. "My data suggests that schools and colleges have an accident rate 10 to 100 times greater than the chemical industry average," he
says. Recently, however, Kaufman says that academia's interest in safety has risen sharply. Much of this interest is due to the new "laboratory standard," a regulation (29 CFR 1910.1450) enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last
year. The standard went into effect May 1, 1990.
Edward M. Movitz
The University of Mississippi
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P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
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