Authors: A. Dana Ménard, John F. Trant
Summary: Review of lab safety accidents from the last decade and the lack of a response from academia to minimize future accidents. The author finds that there is A) little to no record of near misses or accidents which did not result in serious injury and B) minimal research and therefore minimal action taken towards accident mitigation in academia. Somewhat specifically, it seems that industry actually does a much better job of managing safety practices than academic labs do in part because of mandatory risk assessment training and PPE. The paper discusses these problems and potential ways to improve safety culture in labs.
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