Campus: CSU Chico -- August 7, 2002
CSU Chico Lab Technician Receives Governor's Safety
Lorna Abbott, who works as a lab technician for the Department of Nutrition
and Food Sciences at California State University, Chico, has received
the Governor’s State Employee Safety Award for 2001.
She was nominated for her outstanding design and fabrication of custom
safety features and equipment now being regularly used in the Nutrition
and Food Sciences Laboratory. She was the recipient of the 2002 Campus
Employee Safety Award for this work.
Abbott designed and constructed removable laptop computer stands that
allow students to create a space on top of an extended drawer for their
laptops or notebooks during lecture classes. She also constructed and
installed a laboratory cart ramp. These improvements have made the laboratory
safer, more efficient and more versatile.
“Lorna is the epitome of a hardworking, innovative and dedicated
member of our staff,” said Cindy Wolff, professor and coordinator,
Nutrition and Food Sciences. “The multi-purposing of the NFSC
lab to both a laptop computer lab and lecture room would not have come
to fruition without Lorna’s initiative and design skills, as well
as her knowledge of lab safety guidelines.”
Wolff will accompany Abbott to a presentation of the award on Friday,
Aug. 23, in Sacramento.
CONTACT: Kathleen McPartland, 530-898-4263