Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 18:46:56 -0400

Author: James Frysinger

Subject: First Aid kits, etc. in labs


One of my projects is to upgrade our safety profile. As a start I peeked into
the first aid kits in the labs. I was not impressed with the rather paltry
contents of these commercial "home/office" first aid kits.

I am sure that there are many references out there and I'll start doing some
looking around. But in the meantime do the TAPpers have any favorite sites to
suggest, sites which provide guidance on what first aid kits for physics labs
ought to contatin?

The capability of instructors to use those contents is a separate matter
which I'm tackling through our campus health services. For example, I hope to
arrange First Provider training for our incoming Astronomy Lab Manager and
for myself (Physics Lab Manager). Between the two of us, we will be on site
when most labs are in session.


James R. Frysinger University/College of Charleston
10 Captiva Row Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Charleston, SC 29407 66 George Street
843.225.0805 Charleston, SC 29424
Cert. Adv. Metrication Specialist 843.953.7644