Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:42:19 -0400
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: Headphone use in labs
Comments: To: "Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]"
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We do not allow them in the lab areas for professional and safety reasons. Once circumstance from the safety perspective is that a person who is wearing headphones can not hear their fellow co-workers if they are trying to alert them to a potentially hazardous situation in the general facility. They are however allowed to wear them in the office and break areas. So you do have to make some allowances. Jason Burrill Sr. Manager, Histology and Laboratory Safety 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 Hadden, Susan [PRDUS] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 4:31 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Headphone use in labs Some of our lab staff (pharma R&D) would like to wear iPods and similar devices while working. We're not too keen on the idea, the main reason being lack of focus on their work tasks (like cell phone use while driving). How are the rest of you handling this issue? Thanks, Susan Hadden

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