Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 20:14:06 EST
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Visorgogs
Comments: To: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**, SAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**, labsafety-l**At_Symbol_Here**,
naosmm**At_Symbol_Here**, chemed-l**At_Symbol_Here**
Depending on how strongly you feel about this, you might want to share your
thoughts (and mine) with the Z-87.1 committee at ASSE in Skokie, IL.   ... Jim

PS.  No one is suggesting that there is no labeling.  The solution is simple.
 The Z-87.1 committee should ask the manufacturer to put a letter (from the
selection chart) after the numbers to indicate which type of device it is.  An
elegant solution (if I do say so myself)!

In a message dated 11/9/2004 9:54:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**

> The real problem is not that there is no labeling on the eye wear parts,
> its that the labeling is not specific enough.  What people need is a simple
> statement that a particular item is good for high impact work, chemical splash,
> IR, UV, etc.  Face sheilds, in particular, should have right on them that
> they are not eye rated for impact eye protection since this is a common mistake
> that people make.
> For a very short while, there were a couple of companies that were doing
> this.  The qualifications of the wear would be on the side sheilds of impact
> wear for example.  But that didn't last and now all I see is the cryptic Z87.1.
> It's time to make it simple for both the user and the inspector, like me,
> who has to track down the information before I know if they are using the right
> stuff or not.
> Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A.,
> industrial hygienist
> Arts, Crafts &Theater Safety, Inc.
> and
> Safety Officer,
> United Scenic Artist's, Local 829
> International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes (IATSE)
> 181 Thompson St., #23
> New York NY 10012-2586     212/777-0062

                               James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
                        The Laboratory Safety Institute
                   Safety in Science and Science Education
                    192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760
        508-647-1900  Fax: 508-647-0062  Cell: 508-574-6264
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