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."
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.”
Associate Development Engineer / PhD Student
Outreach & Safety Coordinator at Heidrick WCAE
UC Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
Biological & Agricultural Engineering – UC Davis
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