From: "Latimer, Lee"
Date: November 4, 2005 5:02:16 PM EST Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Need Your Opinion on Safety Issues There is no excuse I can imagine for not having skin below the lab coat covered. It is often not what you spill, but what others spill that is an issue. This includes wearing foot coverings (i.e. not being sockless). Among other things, such requirements emphasize the serious nature of the work. An approach is to require coverage of skin below the lab coat closure, rather than stating pants. Some of our diverse cultures have problems with pants as jeans. You're looking for a barrier to solvents, glass, "stuff," etc. If it is inconvenient, that's OK. There are opportunities to change, just as they do for gym classes or art classes, etc. Lee Latimer CHO
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