But then, very strangely, after I'd tweeted and blogged criticizing Harvey Perlman's response to the ASUN senate free speech issue, I got another notice saying I was going to be inspected again. Fine I replied, but wasn't I just inspected? No, that was your offices, I was told (not what I heard previously, though). We need to do your labs, HaH 725 725a and 725b.
That's OK, I said, there is no 725a or 725b, but do 725.
After this very abrupt and surprising inspection, I was told I was getting a humdinger of a safety report, but the main thing is my lab fridge and freezer were not compliant.
That's funny, I replied, they were modified by the department's own electronics shop to be safety compliant. And they've been judged safety compliant for 15 years (and frankly, there's not much in them)
Things have changed, I was told. Requirements are much more stringent. OSHA. (We're not actually subject to OSHA)
Then I was asked for safety records of all my students and personnel. Fortunately, 2 of the 3 signed on in the last 3 months and were rigorously trained. The third does purely theory. And the Department, mostly thanks to our excellent current safety chair and building manager, keeps rigorous records.
Then they looked at my own training. Although I was Department Safety Coordinator for the previous three years, and was actually doing the safety training for everyone in the department, apparently my own training is inadequate. I must take more safety courses.
I have no idea what will happen next. No doubt my email password will be judged inadequately secure, or I'll have to do diversity training.
They're messing with the wrong guy. I won't resist any of this. Instead, I'm going to list it all on my annual merit evaluation at the end of the year and demand credit for professional development.