Significant safety related news items are listed below in reverse chronological order.

  Date Item
  Oct. 21, 2013 Fall term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Blakemore (co-chair & O-chem rep.), Burrand (LPSC instruct. rep.), Edwards (co-chair & GBAD rep.), Fang (P-chem. rep.), Jones (EH&S, Chemical Hygiene), Loeser (ex. comm. member), Pastorek (ex. comm. member), Remcho (A-chem rep.), Schmidt (grad. rep.), Walker (GBAD/Gilbert instruct. rep.)
  Sept. 27, 2013 Fire extinguisher training for new graduate students at EH&S Annex.
    Hiatus in safety news item reporting
  May 16, 2012 Spring term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Lance Jones (EH&S), Dan Keppinger, Daniel Myles, Whitney Schmidt and Mas Subramanian
  March 1, 2012 Winter term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Chong Fang, Daniel Myles, Lance Jones (EH&S), Mas Subramanian.  Guests: Todd Stuhr and Bill Tayor
  November 15, 2011 Fall term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Chong Fang, Lance Jones (EH&S), Dan Keppinger, Sean Muir
  November 2, 2011 Corvallis Fire Department re-inspection.  For last report click here.
  September 20, 2011 Corvallis Fire Department annual fire safety audit for Gilbert Hall and Gilbert Addition
  April 12, 2011 Spring term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Chong Fang, Lance Jones (EH&S), Dan Keppinger, Sean Muir, Daniel Myles, and Mas Subramanian.  Invited participants: Christopher Beaudry, David Schiedler.
  April 6, 2011 A small glass vessel ruptured during a freeze-pump-thaw solvent degassing procedure causing minor injury to the forearm of the graduate student performing the operation.  A new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) concerning the technique has been added to SafetyWeb (see Guidelines).
  October 14, 2010 Corvallis Fire Department re-inspection.  For last report click here.
  October 13, 2010 A small fire occurred in a research laboratory in the basement of Gilbert Hall around 10:45am.  The alarm was activated and the building safely evacuated.  The blaze was safely extinguished with the help of Corvallis Fire Department and no one was injured.
  October 7, 2010 Fall term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Lance Jones (EH&S), Dan Keppinger, Sean Muir, Daniel Myles and Mas Subramanian.
  September 24, 2010 Fire extinguisher training for new graduate students.
  September 3, 2010 Corvallis Fire Department annual fire safety audit for Gilbert Hall and Gilbert Addition.
  March 2, 2010 Winter term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Dan Keppinger, John Loeser, Daniel Myles, Andrew Smith and Mas Subramanian.
  September 25, 2009 Fire extinguisher training for new graduate students.
  September 3 & 4, 2009 Corvallis Fire Department annual fire safety audit for Gilbert Hall and Gilbert Addition
  May 5, 2009 Spring term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Lance Jones, Tim Rogers, Mas Subramanian.
  January 26, 2009 Winter term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Lance Jones, Chris Knutson, Tim Rogers.
  October 23, 2008 Corvallis Fire Department re-inspection.  For last report click here.
  October 15, 2008 Spring term meeting of the Departmental Safety Committee, present: Paul Blakemore, Kristi Edwards, Lance Jones, Chris Knutson, John Loeser, Tim Rogers, Alexey Shvarev, Mas Subramanian
  September 23 & 26, 2008 Safety orientation and fire extinguisher training for new graduate students.

last update: 11/4/13 (PRB)