From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: FW: [DCHAS-L] "Warning: This Lab May Cause Injury or Death"
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 22:31:54 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: BLUPR08MB534A8EFA6553C732CEFCA3EC8A00**At_Symbol_Here**

From a colleague.  Excellent piece.



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."


From: Victor Duraj


This “Essays & Opinion” piece came out today.  It is hard hitting.  UC is mentioned.  Many incidents are referenced, including the one in China recently.


Be forewarned that the cover pic is a badly bloodied lab coat around blood-splattered items.  The article title’s sub-heading is:


“Despite a succession of horrific accidents, many university labs still lack the safeguards and oversight that protect workers in private industry.”




Victor Duraj
Associate Development Engineer / PhD Student

Outreach & Safety Coordinator at Heidrick WCAE

UC Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
Biological & Agricultural Engineering – UC Davis
O (530)752-1898 C (530)848-6446 F (530)752-3812

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