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Dartmouth Compliance Matrix

Complex organizations such as Dartmouth comply with a multitude of policies, laws, and regulations.  Risk and Internal Controls has developed a compliance matrix to guide the Dartmouth community in identifying key compliance areas, the Dartmouth staff responsible for various aspects of compliance oversight, and where to go to learn more about each compliance area.
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References on the Death of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn and Dimethylmercury

For additional information, please contact Michael Cimis at Dartmouth College

  1. Blayney, M.B.: The Need for Empirically Derived Permeation Data for Personal Protective Equipment The Death of Dr. Karen E. Wetterhahn. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 16(2)233-236 (2001)
  2. Nierenberg, D.; Nordgren, R.; Chang, M.; Siegler, R.; Blayney, M.; Hochberg, F.; Toribara, T.; Cernichiari, E.; Clarkson, T.: Delayed Cerebellar Disease and Death Resulting From Accidental Exposure to Dimethylmercury. The New England Journal of Medicine 338:1672-1676 (1998).
  3. Byard, R.W.; Couper, R.; Lockwood, A.H.; Landrigan, P.J.; Hanlon, D. P.; Nierenberg, D.W.; Blayney, M.B.; Clarkson, T.W.: Death After Exposure to Dimethylmercury. The New England Journal of Medicine 339:1243 (1998).
  4. Blayney, M.; Winn, J.; Nierenberg, D.: Chemical Safety: Handling Dimethylmercury. Chemical and Engineering News 75:7 (1997).
  5. U.S. Professor Dies of Mercury Poisoning. The Safety and Health Practitioner. 15(11): 3 (1997).
  6. Zacks, R.: Looking for Alternatives. Scientific American 227(20): 20 (1997).
  7. Lewis, R.: Researchers' Deaths Inspire Actions to Improve Safety. The Scientist 11:21 (1997).
  8. Goldberg, C.: Colleagues Vow to Learn From Chemist's Death. The New York Times. October 3, 1997:A10.
  9. Dodgen, C.R.; Brown, B.M.; Blayney, M.: Permeation Testing of Glove Candidates for Use in Handling Dimethylmercury. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia (1998).
  10. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Hazard Information Bulletin for Dimethylmercury. Directorate of Technical Support, Washington, D.C. (1998).
  11. Dewhurst, F.: Edward Franklin and COSHH. Chem Britian. 25:702-705 (1989).
  12. Pazderova, J.; Jirasek, A. Mraz, M.; Pechan, J.: Post-mortem Findings and Clinical Signs of Dimethylmercury Poisoning in Man. Int Arch Arbeitsmed. 33:323-328 (1974).
  13. Endicott, K.: The Trembling Edge of Science. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. April, 1998: 22-31.

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