Educational institutions are not expected to be insurers of a student's safety; however, schools must exercise that degree of care required to avoid a negligent disregard of the potential dangers inherent in academic chemical experimentation. Industry must likewise exert due care to avoid unnecessary exposure of the industrial chemist to unreasonable dangers. Injuries sustained in the industrial research laboratory may be recoverable under workmen's compensation statutes or under tort law. The industrial chemist assumes a limited risk, but he does not assume the perils of his employer's negligence.
Thomas M. Schmitz & Ralph K. Davies, 16 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 75 (1967)