From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] teaching STOP! DROP! ROLL!
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:36:06 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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> >I recently realized this instruction is more useful to those nearby than to the person on fire.

Not to distract from Sheila's question, but this reminds me of a story related at this week's CSHEMA conference. A student in a teaching ended up with sulfuric acid on their face. They and the TA didn't start washing their face for 10 minutes because they weren't sure:
1) whether the liquid was water or acid (that question answered itself) and
2) whether they had "permission" to use the safety shower if it was acid.

This was a good reminder to me that in addition to training everyone how to respond, it's valuable to empower them to respond on their own.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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