May 15, 2013
Lab Safety Is Tackled as a Problem of Behaviors as Much as Standards
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Safety advocates have been holding out hope that the unprecedented criminal prosecution of a University of California professor, Patrick G. Harran, might finally persuade researchers to take laboratory safety more seriously.
But the federally chartered National Research Council isn't waiting to find out.
The council, an independent provider of scientific advice, plans on Wednesday to convene a commission to begin a yearlong analysis of what steps might help quell a rash of lab