Case Study – Queen's University Department of Biomedical and Molecular Science
Queen's University: Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences – Efficient Chemical Knowledge Sharing with SDS RiskAssist™
Queen's University is a world renowned higher learning institution located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the beautiful historic city Kingston, Ontario. Queen's is known both for its traditions and innovation and Rillea Technologies has been very lucky to benefit from its innovation programs. So it was fitting that the university has been able to benefit from SDS RiskAssist.
When the team at Rillea Technologies was introduced to Dr. Yat Tse, the safety officer for the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, the students attending the undergraduate laboratories within the program had no easy way to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they may be exposed to in the anatomy labs. Further, the professors had encountered what they termed "chemophobia", where students were expressing anxiety about the chemicals they were being exposed to.
Four years later, the department has: up-to-date SDSs; eliminated products that contain designated substances from the undergrad labs; a better understanding of which chemical products could cause students to adversely react; added SDSs for products that were previously missed; provided 1-page safety briefs to students and students have barrier-free chemical hazard information at their fingertips, via mobile devices.
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