• Question: What would you do if something went wrong in your lab while you were in there, and how would you deal with it?

    Asked by TSM_PJ to Mossy, Bernard, Maureen, Sonia, Tiernan on 15 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Maureen

      Maureen answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      A lot depends on what exactly goes wrong! We do a lot of training to handle things like fires, chemical spills, and broken glass. Those aren’t very likely in my lab. A lot of what goes wrong for us are water spills, which we mop up. 🙂 Accidents and emergencies happen, it’s great we’re trained to handle them!
      One thing I have to do, since I work outside, is outdoor first aid training. We learn how to evacuate people by helicopter, how to set broken bones, and how to handle injuries in difficult places.

    • Photo: Sonia Lenehan

      Sonia Lenehan answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      That depends on what it is that goes wrong! We have steps that we have to take whenever anything goes wrong. These are written down and everyone has to read them and are trained in what to do! We get lots of fire drills and know exactly who to contact if we need help!