Unknown chemical at wbgeneral

Li-Wen Chang lwchang at stanford.edu
Fri Jul 8 18:47:12 PDT 2005

When I came to use the bench this morning about 9:30, the telfon beaker with 
unknown liquid and a pair of chemical resistant gloves were left there.
So I just let Uli know the situation.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robin King" <robinhmb at yahoo.com>
To: "Mary Tang" <mtang at snf.stanford.edu>; <wbgeneral at snf.stanford.edu>
Cc: "Uli Thumser" <uli at snf.stanford.edu>; <king at snf.stanford.edu>; 
<lwchang at snf.stanford.edu>; <yoavb at snf.stanford.edu>; 
<true at snf.stanford.edu>; "Paul Rissman" <rissman at snf.stanford.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: Unknown chemical at wbgeneral

> All,
> 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.
> Robin
> --- 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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