From: James Kaufman <jim**At_Symbol_Here**LABSAFETY.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] NSTA Safety Blog
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:18:58 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Monona wrote ...

"I always put in my boiler plate about the different OSHA state rules and how, whether in effect or not in a particular school, the fact that the OSHA regulations are accepted national standards as well as regulations puts a teachers liability on the line if they ignore them. "

However, truth be told, OSHA regulations are not accepted nationally as regulations in many public sector places of employment. There is a difference between Must and Should. We have a responsibility to make the difference clear between Regulatory Requirements and Best Practices.

Otherwise, we are heading down the slippery path of the ends justifying the means.

I reviewed the CHP of one pharmaceutical company that included the words Must and Should in their glossary. ... Jim

PS. There's more to lab safety than just labs!"

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

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