From: "Meschewski, Brian D" <bmesche2**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Draft lab risk assessment video comments requested
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 18:51:37 +0000
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I like the video. I think it gives a good brief overview of the importance of assessing risk in the lab. I do think it needs to stress severity of consequence more like others have stated. I would also mention that risk assessments should be performed whenever someone sets foot in the lab, whether they are performing an experiment or not, and does not always involve a specific form. Sometimes a risk assessment in the lab really is as simple as crossing the street.
Brian Meschewski
Research Safety Professional
Division of Research Safety
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of DCHAS Membership Chair
Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:41 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Draft lab risk assessment video comments requested
With the support of the ACS's Innovative Project Grant program for technical divisions, DCHAS has been working with Timothy Gallagher of the University of Bristol and a video artist to develop a short video on the the topic of laboratory risk assessments and maintaining situational awareness as work proceeds. We are nearing the end of the editing process; the current draft is available for viewing at
with a password of: lab
I'd appreciate any comments or questions DCHAS members have about the video by Thursday of this week.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
- Ralph
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Membership chair
American Chemical Society
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
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