From: Jeff Tenney <jtenney46**At_Symbol_Here**ATT.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Student with dwarfism condition (achondroplasia)
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:35:32 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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I can recommend Global Industrial. They have a large selection of step stools and step ladders.


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From: Margaret Rakas
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 10:15 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Student with dwarfism condition (achondroplasia)


Good morning,


We have a student with achondroplasia who will be working in a biology lab with small amounts of chemicals (typically ethidium bromide, alcohols) and while they may occasionally need to use a fume hood, most of the work will occur on the benchtop (various bench heights, for standing and sitting, not necessarily knee cutouts on all of them).  


This condition typically results in a normal-sized trunk but the individual has shortened arms and legs and typically is between 4 ft 1 inch and 4 ft 4 inches.  


We will need to get some sort of step stool and plan to involve the student in choosing one that works best for them.  Is there a better supplier than Grainger?  The lab is older, not necessarily ADA compliant in all sections (I am thinking width between benches) and what I really don't want to suggest is one of the 'industrial" them to be on something that may not be safe..


Also, are there any other issues we need to be on the watch for?  I am not sure how much lab experience the student has had...


Many thanks, really appreciate any recommendations from those of you who have dealt with this type of accommodation previously.




Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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