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  • RE: Agenda/Minutes

    Our CoP member call-in is scheduled for next week Tuesday 3pm ET (2pm CT, 12pm California, 9am Aloha Hawai! ): Please use the Zoom link on the right side of the  Lab Safety COP Community Homepage underneath the header "Community Information"  Agenda  ...

  • September CoP Meeting

    Biosafety CoP Members, Our next meeting will be Friday, September 28 th at 1 PM Eastern. Attached is our meeting agenda and the Journal Article, "Autoclaving Contaminated Liquids: No Problem?", for the discussion. See you next week! ------------------------------ ...

  • Thanks Mary! Your thoughts are also very helpful. I've got to spend some time thinking about this. I think that I'll try to compile them all into a list and send it out to our CoP. All the best, Jon "Amor fati!" ...

  • Hi Jon, To add a couple potential metics to the list: Number of rooms with hazards - a lab with 1 room likely requires less effort than a lab with 10 rooms. Number of overall trainees in research labs - including undergrads, grad students, post-docs, ...

  • John, it was our opinion to prohibit 3D printers in residence halls because of our (EH&S team) concerns with air exchanges rates (majority of our dorms do not have HVAC systems, mainly steam heat and windows for fresh air), how the student would handle ...

  • OSHA 1910.1450 Appendix A states the following under Section 4. Provide Laboratory Ventilation: Toxic or corrosive chemicals that require vented storage should be stored in vented cabinets instead of in a chemical hood. The phrase "that require vented ...

  • Posted in: CSHEMA Café

    Hi Heather, I've worked at a number of institutions that do the same thing - placing pans above ceilings to catch water until the root cause of the leak can be addressed.  I'm not aware of any injuries occurring as a result but have heard of instances ...