Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 15:37:29 -0500
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Subject: Re: Goggles and Contact Lenses

From: bokeeffe**At_Symbol_Here**
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 14:37:17 -0600
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Goggles and Contact Lenses

Assuming that everyone agrees that splash goggles (indirect vented) are
needed for handling liquids, then the only argument left for not allowing
contacts would seem to be that vapors could be absorbed (which I would
question) by the contact.   If wearing nonvented goggles won't prevent
this, then why would anyone be in such a situation without a Class A suit?
After all, if nonvented goggles don't protect someone wearing contacts,
then they wouldn't protect someone not wearing contacts.  Not to mention
what that vapor would be doing to the skin.   And where are the engineering
controls for said vapor?


Barbara O'Keeffe
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
University of Texas at Tyler
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