January Safety Focus: 1st Annual CPSPE Safety Day

01/10/2019

CPSPE,

The January Safety Focus will be a day dedicated to Safety every year – January 16th.  This is the anniversary of the death of Sheri Sangji who lost her life after the UCLA lab explosion. We want to encourage everyone in CPSPE to engage in promoting an atmosphere of safety.

JOIN US:
Polymer Science - 9-11 am - 2nd floor GDYR Atrium (OPEN HOUSE FOR NEWLY RENOVATED TEACHING LABS! COME CHECK THEM OUT!)
Polymer Engineering - 1-3 pm - PEAC Atrium

Both events will have:
Free Safety Glasses
How to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Safety information will be provided
Glove Charts
Learn about our FREE prescription safety glasses program
Learn how to utilize the chemical inventory system
Ask about the chemical waste
See pictures of before and after the CPSPE Safety Program started
Sign a Safety Pledge and get entered into the Safety Raffle!

More on Sheri’s Story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6NEdcZY2WY (only 5 minutes)

  • Lack of training on procedure
  • No formal SOPs
  • NO lab coat or safety glasses
  • Did not use safety shower
  • Did not use a lowered sash when working on the experiment

Make it a Safer Day!

Diana Woolf
Safety Officer
College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering
The University of Akron
T: 330-972-7478
F: 330-972-5290
E: dwoolf@uakron.edu