From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] teaching STOP! DROP! ROLL!
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:46:54 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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We had an incident recently where there was a big boom, followed by the inevitable "prairie dogging," and seeing no fire and no one staggering out into the hall, and no one called for emergency response. They didn't think they had "permission" or that they didn't need to because their safety manager (me - who was on vacation, BTW) would take care of it. We have some re-training to do, too.

> >I recently realized this instruction is more useful to those nearby than to the person on fire.

>> 2) whether they had "permission" to use the safety shower if it was acid.

Empowerment is probably just as valuable as the safety programs themselves.

Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Councilor and Programming Co-Chair
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."

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