Just about every experimental science trainee experiences some variation on this theme: Their work entails a variety of risks in combination, they have little experience in dealing with those risks, and--much of the time--safety considerations take second place to getting the work done.
"You have to fill in details that a lot of even experts don't think about on a daily basis, and you're pulling together expertise from a number of labs and publications to try and create one unique comprehensive figure." -Graham Johnson
If history shows anything, it's that taking money away from people who have it and giving it to people who don't is a very difficult thing to do, whether it's scientists or serfs, postdocs or the poor.
Science's Next Wave enters 2005 with a new editor--me--a new, closer relationship with the best scientific magazine in the world-- Science--and a deeper and wider understanding of the scientific workplace than we have ever had before.