Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:35:36 -0400
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Subject: 2 Re: [DCHAS-L] Glove use in academic teaching labs

From: Lee.Latimer**At_Symbol_Here**ELAN.COM
Re: [DCHAS-L] Glove use in academic teaching labs

> From an industrial standpoint (i.e. employers), you will help us
tremendously if those in education require gloves for all lab operations
short of keyboards.  This is especially true of any operation involving
the handling or transfer of "pure" chemicals or solutions.  Disposable
gloves are not the only variety available if cost is an issue.  Reusable
gloves are slightly thicker (i.e. safer), have longer coverage up from
the hand (pilots gloves style) and can be a student borne lab cost if
you state budget is a mess.

Please also teach them to use lab coats and to not put gloved hands on
door handles (use inside of lab coat grasped from outside).  Presumably,
safety glasses are required upon entering a lab.




From: "Steehler, Gail" 
Date: August 10, 2009 2:31:12 PM EDT
Subject: FW: Glove use in academic teaching labs

We provide nitrile gloves in all teaching laboratories.  We require  
use for just a couple of experiments, but some students and faculty  
wear them routinely.  We have had students with latex allergies, so we  
stopped supplying latex.  Our experiments are low volume and low hazard.

Gail Steehler

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