Bill Diesslin, CHMM, CSP Assistant Director, ISU EH&S 294-2105 [email protected] Safety in the Chemical Laboratory Chemistry 550. Demonstrate what we know about risk and injury Discuss why safety is a hard sell Outline the importance of this class
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People will take risks when the benefit is certain and the hazard is unknown
People will take risks when the benefit is certain and the hazard is uncertain
People will take greater risks following positive results from previous risk taking
People will stop taking risks when the benefit is uncertain or the hazard becomes certainWhat we know about risky behavior
“Swimming pools can be dangerous. To protect people, one can install locks, put up fences, and deploy pool alarms. All of these measures are helpful, but by far the most important thing that one can do is to teach them to swim.” (Thornburgh & Lin ).