Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:24:43 -0500
Reply-To: "Burrill, Jason" <Jason.Burrill**At_Symbol_Here**CRL.COM>
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From: "Burrill, Jason" <Jason.Burrill**At_Symbol_Here**CRL.COM>
Subject: Re: Safety Glasses & Dissection
Comments: To: Cindy Honegger
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Cindy, If the specimens are fixed in a formaldehyde solution, most like 10% neutral buffered formalin which is 4% formaldehyde, then they must be wearing splash goggles, impervious lab coat or apron and gloves. I have included the exact verbiage from the OSHA standard below for reference but for more information you can consult the OSHA formaldehyde standard here p_id=10075 . "All contact of the eyes and skin with liquids containing 1 percent or more formaldehyde shall be prevented by the use of chemical protective clothing made of material impervious to formaldehyde and the use of other personal protective equipment, such as goggles and face shields, as appropriate to the operation." Hope this helps. Jason Burrill Manager, Histology Charles River Laboratories 251 Ballardvale Street Wilmington, MA 01887 Ph: 781-222-6152 Fax: 978-988-8793 jason.burrill**At_Symbol_Here** **Please note new direct dial telephone number** -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Cindy Honegger Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:30 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety Glasses & Dissection The Human Biology Professor here has asked me about requirements for Safety Glasses when students are dissecting preserved specimens. In past we have not required them, does anyone have a guideline or recommendation for me? Thanks, Cindy -- Cynthia Honegger Chemistry/Biology Stockroom Manager Illinois Wesleyan University

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