Unknown chemical at wbgeneral

Robin King robinhmb at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 16:35:02 PDT 2005


It wasn't there when I was using the bench, and when I finished with
it I left everything picked up, cleaned up, and dry.  I put away
someone else's beaker too.  This unknown beaker came along after I
was done.


--- Mary Tang <mtang at snf.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Help --
> There is a large plastic/teflon beaker containing an unknown liquid
> at 
> wbgeneral.  It is not labeled with a blue card.  This must have
> occurred 
> sometime yesterday or today.  Whoever did this, please take care of
> this 
> right away, or at the very least, inform us what the chemical is,
> so 
> that we can handle it appropriately.  Or, if you know anything
> about 
> this, please let us know.
> If no one gets back to me by the end of today, I'll have no choice
> but 
> to impose the my favorite, traditional punishment on everyone who 
> enabled the bench over the time in question.  Remember, even if the
> beaker is NOT yours, but you enabled/used the bench knowing it was 
> there, you are responsible as well -- if only for safety's sake,
> you 
> should always be aware of what other chemical processes are going
> on at 
> this bench before you use it.  (My favorite punishment, for those 
> interested, is to come up with a question that is suitable [I
> really do 
> mean "suitable" - not a "stupid" one] for us to use on the safety
> test, 
> either at wbgeneral in this case, or for SNF safety.)
> Thanks for your attention -
> Mary
> -- 
> Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
> Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
> CIS Room 136, Mail Code 4070
> Stanford, CA  94305
> (650)723-9980
> mtang at stanford.edu
> http://snf.stanford.edu

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