From: "Allen, Gwenn" <gwenn**At_Symbol_Here**UPENN.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] topic for listserv
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 21:07:37 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Hi there, may I add the following content to the DCHAS Listserv? Thank you!



Hello colleagues:


I thought I’d share with you an incident that recently occurred in one of Penn’s Chemistry labs.  On Friday, August 14, 2020 an explosion with fire resulted from what is believed to have been the ignition of flammable vapor from a vacuum pump exhaust.  Fortunately, the student was not standing in front of the cabinet when the explosion occurred and, as a result, was uninjured. 


EHRS has posted a Safety Alert on our website with an incident summary and complete set of preventative actions.  Should you wish to review the incident in more detail, the Safety Alert can be accessed here:


-Gwenn Allen


Gwenn Allen, CHO

Lab Safety Specialist

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6287


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