Safety@TTU: Lessons Learned

Incidents at TTU Incidents at Other Institutions
Not Wearing Safety Glass Could Have Cost Student Her/His Sight – June 2012 Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter Failure in Teaching Laboratory – January 2012 – likely due to lack of maintenance
Failure to label a waste stream mixes sulfur and an oxidizer, sets fire to waste bucket; fire threatens other chemicals during cleanup – March 2012 Glass Reactor Over-pressurization Causes Serious Injury to Grad Student Researcher – October 2011
Improper handling of nitric acid waste damages a cabinet and scatters glass shards throughout laboratory – October 2011 Ethanol Fire Burns Researcher – July 2011 – likely because ethanol was used too close to a Bunsen burner
Skin contacts with spilled chemicals lead to wide changes in teaching laboratories – November 2010  

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