Be clear about and enforce consequences of lab safety breaches, manager says

From C&EN’s letters to the editor this week, a response to the “Chemical safety is always in season” comment from a month ago:

My experience as a lab manager has shown that when consequences are well articulated and executed in response to a safety violation—whether or not there was an injury—this can be an effective deterrent to the next person who dares to mouth a pipette, perform a reaction outside a proper functioning hood, or even repeatedly not wear the required personal protective equipment called for in a standard operating procedure.

Read the full letter for more.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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