Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 17:13:52 -0500
Reply-To: "Lipsky, David" <dlipsky**At_Symbol_Here**DEP.NYC.GOV>
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From: "Lipsky, David" <dlipsky**At_Symbol_Here**DEP.NYC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Headphone use in labs
Comments: To: "Kvaternick, Valerie"
In-Reply-To: <B5A151050485CE4CB975DABD7EF22ECF631D10**At_Symbol_Here**>

There is another issue to consider particularly if using the ear-bud type of earphones, that the earphones will fall out or dislodge. This could result in splashing of liquids or breaking of glass beakers etc., if the phones drop on the lab bench. Also, there is the natural instinct to try to prevent the earphones from falling-which in itself might result in spillage or splashing or dropping of laboratory equipment, glassware, etc. I imagine this same scenario (of persons reaching out to prevent the earphones or cellphone, or IPOD from falling) accounts for quite a few of the cellphone, IPOD related auto accidents. -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Kvaternick, Valerie Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 3:46 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Headphone use in labs Radios and some iPODS are used in the labs. It is an individual choice and has not been a distraction such that work is not done or is done incorrectly. Some people just work better with music. It may be recommended that if sound cancelling headphones are used, one ear is left open to ensure emergency messages are heard. -----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 -------------------------------------------------------- This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the system manager: postmaster**At_Symbol_Here** This e-mail and its attachments have been scanned for the presence of computer viruses, however it is always advisable to run a virus check on e-mails and attachments before opening them. --------------------------------------------------------

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