Micro Lab Safety Policy

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Fri Nov 10 09:18:33 EST 1995

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> bionet/microbiology #1122, from milind-deshpande at uiowa.edu, 885 chars, 
8 Nov 1995 23:05:36 
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> From: "Dr. Milind Deshpande" <milind-deshpande at uiowa.edu>
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> Subject: Re: Micro Lab Safety Policy
> Date: 8 Nov 1995 23:05:36 GMT
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> I would like to hear from various people how they are handling safety 
> issue be it a university lab or from an industry.
> Milind
The short answer is with gritted teeth.
There is no real problem in drawing up safe working rules for a general 
microbiology laboratory - the problem is in drawing up rules that would 
make the laboratory totally idiot-proof - and still make it possible to 
get some work done.
Sensible rules require some understanding of the subject and the jargon 
- a major problem in the university environment is in keeping people out 
of labs who have no microbiological knowledge at all.
Send me a snail-mail address and I will happily send you our rules.
Peter Harris,
Department of Soil Science,
The University of Reading,

AKA P.J.Harris at reading.ac.uk

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