Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:02:01 -0700
Reply-To: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: HF Response
Comments: To: suzanne**At_Symbol_Here**
In-Reply-To: <71D4558174BB844EAC19A96CD4EF637D1BC816117C**At_Symbol_Here**>

I don't know if you buy your HF from Honeywell (the major producer in North
 American and Europe) with Headquarters in Morristown, NJ, but they hav
e an excellent on-line series of training seminars:  
Go to:  and click on Technical Services & T
raining for On-Line HF Training Seminars.  These are supposedly free to Hon
eywell customers.  I don't know what they charge otherwise, but I have wo
rked with them over many years and they are very knowlegeable and conscient
ious as a chemical supplier.  I have both lectured at and attended one of t
heir seminars, and the quality was excellent.
For a "heads up", eventually the active H+ F- decontamination solution,
 Hexafluorine(R), will be available in the US (as it is in Europe and oth
er parts of the world).  There is also an update coming to the ISEA/ANSI Z3
58.1 Standard for Emergency Eyewashes and Showers which will be of interest
 to all Labs.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
President and Chief Medical Toxicologist
Toxicology Consulting and Medical Translating Services, Inc. (TCMTS, In
Laramie, WY
Clinical Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Public Health
Denver, Colorado
Senior Advisor
Forensic Science
Weatherford College
Weatherford, Texas
Cell Phone:  (307) 399-1564
> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 07:11:41 -0600> From: suzanne**At_Symbol_Here**POLYMERSOLUTIONS.CO
M> Subject: [DCHAS-L] HF Response> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU> > Does anyone 
have a procedure for response to an HF exposure or safety guidelines for us
e of HF? Some of our chemists like to use this to clean glassware when noth
ing else will work. We have some guidelines in place now but would like to 
make sure everything is covered. > > Thank you,> > Suzanne Hamm> > Safety
 Manager> > Polymer Solutions Incorporated> > 2903C Commerce Street> > Blac
ksburg, Virginia 24060> > (540) 961-4300 x (201), phone> > (540) 961-57
78, fax> > , web-site> > > > Polymer Solutions
 Incorporated is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, FDA Registered, and DEA Lice
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