From: Jack Reidy <jreidy2**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab help for student with prosthetic hand
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 23:13:50 +0000
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I spoke to some colleagues and got the following recommendations:


"I would raise and lower a ring clamp around the top when I couldn't hold a graduated cylinder, especially larger ones. I can draw a pic if needed.


There's also putty that is used for fixing items like vases to a shelf for earthquake proofing. It sticks well enough to keep something from tipping, but can be removed relatively easily. I know of one from quake hold."

-Jennifer Mattler


"There are devices meant to hold art, like round bottom pots, that are very effective, and if combined with a bit of putty (or museum wax is what we use at home), it keeps things very steady in case of minor quakes—should work in labs, too."

-Susan Vleck


If I hear back from anyone else I'll pass their recommendations along. Hope this helps!



Jack Reidy (he/him)

Research Safety Specialist, Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer

Environmental Health & Safety

Stanford University

484 Oak Road, Stanford, CA, 94305

Tel: (650) 497-7614




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU> On Behalf Of Patrick A Ceas
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:10 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] lab help for student with prosthetic hand


Hi all,


A student's prosthetic hand has been damaged (not lab related) and unfortunately they now have very limited ability to grasp/steady items such as graduated cylinders, flasks, etc.  Does anyone know of some sort of countertop item that could help stabilize graduated cylinders and other "tippy" items?  I can imagine a few creative designs but I would rather have a commercial ADA-type product if possible.  I've done a small bit of online searching but no luck so far; I'm probably not using the correct search words.







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