Survey for T.A.'s

Have you taken a WHMIS training course? Yes / No

Where did you take it?

a) on campus during frosh week

b) on campus on own time

c) at work (off Campus)

d) other university - please specify_____________________

Have you taken a training course on how to read the Safety Data Sheets? Yes/No

Do you read them to the students during their labs?

a) yes

b) no

c) sometimes

When using chemicals in a lab, what do you do with them when you are finished?

(1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = sometimes, 4 = frequently, 5 = always)

pour them in the sink 1 2 3 4 5

put them in provided containers 1 2 3 4 5

in the garbage 1 2 3 4 5

other - please specify_________ 1 2 3 4 5

Why did you put the chemicals where you did?

a) Lab Instructor's instructions

b) Health and Safety authorized it

c) Training Instructions

d) it was easier

e) I didn't know where else to put them

f) other - please specify________________________

Who do you think should be responsible for enforcing lab regulations? Feel free to circle more than one answer.

a) TA's

b) Lab Instructor

c) Health and Safety

d) Students

Who would you consult regarding the disposal of remaining chemicals?

(Circle all that apply)

a) Nobody

b) Lab Instructor

c) Professor

d) Health and Safety

e) Plant Operations

f) other - please specify_________________________

Do you know where the Hazardous Materials Handling Facility is on Campus?

a) yes

b) no

c) uncertain

If yes, where is it?_____________________________________________________

What year do you teach? 1 2 3 4

How do you instruct students to dispose of used chemicals in the labs?

What are your responsibilities (regarding chemical disposal) during a lab?

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionnaire. You have been very helpful in our research.