From: Shannon Nephew <millersc**At_Symbol_Here**PLATTSBURGH.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory accident stats?
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 13:48:45 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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I have a faculty member who is looking for the following:

"Do you know if there are statistics available for how many (teaching) lab accidents are caused by instructors with a lack of experience/training? Another good statistic might be how many lab accidents occur in each kind of chem lab in a typical year. "

They would like to use this information to make a case for hiring more qualified instructors in general and organic chemistry laboratories. I do realize that near misses and smaller incidents/accidents may not be as readily reported by these less experienced instructors, so this data might be tricky to obtain.

I appreciate any help you can provide!


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