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Start by reading the following article, which compares safety issues in chemistry laboratories in the UK and the US and gives you some background to the types of issues that are considered following a laboratory accident.
Van Noorden, R. (2011). A death in the lab: Fatality adds further momentum to calls for a shake-up in academic safety culture. Nature, 472, 270-271. https://doi.org/doi:10.1038/472270a
With this as background to inform your thinking, you are to write your essay on the specific laboratory accident: The deadly accident Los Angeles - Dec. 29, 2008, UCLA Molecular Sciences Building.
Please refer to the CHM321 Subject Outline for full details of your assessment task.