Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:00:40 -0400
Reply-To: Ed Miller <millerej**At_Symbol_Here**PLATTSBURGH.EDU>
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From: Ed Miller <millerej**At_Symbol_Here**PLATTSBURGH.EDU>
Subject: Re: Glove use in academic teaching labs
In-Reply-To: <8A815A60A064A047AAE2A67B8BB09A653C6C6C**At_Symbol_Here**>


Hi Dave, We just went through a review of our glove policies because of an accident last year. We decided to have nitrile glove dispensers mounted in all the major laboratories right next to the entry doors. THe dispensers are to be checked weekly for supplies when we do our satellite waste storage checks. In addition, we are getting Ansell 8th Edition Glove Guides and displaying them next to the dispensers. So if someone is doing something that could involve an enhanced risk of exposure, we expect them to consult the guide and or MSDS and use the appropriate hand PPE. We also have gloves as Pat has indicated below. Ed Miller On Mon, August 10, 2009 12:57 pm, Redden, Patricia wrote: > We provide latex, nitrile and plastic gloves but don't require them unless > really needed. Obviously leather gloves for glass tubing work and heat > mitts are also available. We do find our bio students want to wear gloves > all the time as many do in bio lab. > > Pat Redden > > > -----Original Message----- > From: DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of David C. Finster > Sent: Mon 8/10/2009 9:09 AM > To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU > Subject: [DCHAS-L] Glove use in academic teaching labs > > I would like to get some feedback from the list about the use of gloves in > academic teaching labs. Do you require students to wear gloves all of the > time (much like splash goggles), or only in situations where the > likelihood of skin exposure to a particular chemical is significant. Or, > other? And, what kind(s) of disposable glove(s) are made available to > students? > > Thanks. > > Dave > > David C. Finster > Professor of Chemistry > University Chemical Hygiene Officer > Department of Chemistry > Wittenberg University > dfinster**At_Symbol_Here** > > > Edward J. Miller, Ph.D. Chairperson and Professor of Chemistry SUNY Plattsburgh

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