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 10/20/11

Video: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=USCSB
Experimenting with Danger: Hazards associated with conducting research at chemical laboratories in academic institutions.

Investigation Information: An explosion severely injured a graduate student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, in the chemistry department during the handling of a high-energy metal compound, which suddenly detonated. Texas Tech had entered into an agreement with Northeastern University, which holds a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to study the high-energy materials.

 4/24/09

Explosion on campus injures grad student.
An explosion in Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering left a student injured Thursday afternoon, according to a University spokesperson.
Click here for the article: Explosion on Campus

 3/20/09

No cheap spill: EPA seeks $200K in fines from college.
Lancaster - Atlantic Union College's oil spill in August could cost it more than $200,000 in fines, depending on whether the college appeals the complaint brought by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
To read more about this article, go to: http://www.wickedlocal.com/lancaster/news/x1331534512/No-cheap-spill-EPA-seeks-200K-in-fines-from-college

 1/6/2009

Research assistant burned in chemical fire.
A 22-year-old research assistant at UCLA remains in stable condition after a chemical fire left her with second- and third-degree burns on 40 percent of her body on Monday.
Full story: http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/2009/jan/01/research-assistant-burned-chemical-fire/

 12/10/2008

Deck the halls with Holiday Safety: National Safety Council.                                   Topics inlcude Holiday Home Safety Tips, Gift shopping No time to Toy around, 21 Minimum Drinking age saves lives, and more.  Click on the following link to see these topics and other related topics. http://www.nsc.org/

 12/08/2008

Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs.
What do you do with unused over-the-counter or prescription drugs?
Drugs and pharmaceutical products include powerful chemicals that have saved or improved countless lives.  But even small amounts of drugs need to be disposed of carefully so they don't pollute the environment or harm human health and wildlife.  In early 2007 the government set guidelines for proper disposal of prescription drugs: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/factsht/proper_disposal.html

 11/19/2008

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Click on the following link to learn more about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and what you can do to prevent it at home.  http://www.nsc.org/resources/Factsheets/environment/carbon_monoxide.aspx

 10/5/2008

Safe Travel: Traveling with Lithium Batteries. http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html