Lessons Learned from the 2008 UCLA Incident
In that incident, UCLA research assistant Sheri Sangji was working on an organic chemistry experiment involving a chemical that ignites on contact with air. A flash fire set her clothing ablaze and caused second- and third-degree burns over 43 percent of her body. She died in a hospital burn unit 18 days later. Langerman will discuss the management, cultural, behavioral and legal causes that led to this and other serious accidents, and how to establish an environment that promotes safety.