Lab Safety Is Tackled as a Problem of Behaviors as Much as Standards

© Jack Hollingsworth / Corbis

The National Research Council is beginning a yearlong analysis of what can be done to stop a rash of lab accidents on university campuses. In a relatively new approach, behavioral scientists will take part in the review.
May 15, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

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...

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers