Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:26:20 -0400
Reply-To: Paul Weller <wellerp**At_Symbol_Here**ELON.EDU>
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From: Paul Weller <wellerp**At_Symbol_Here**ELON.EDU>
Subject: Re: 2 Re: [DCHAS-L] Glove use in academic teaching labs
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We really need to hear from all academic list participants about this subject.

The discussion of glove use, especially on the philosophical level, brings forward the reality of glove selection, the training needed for glove selection and care, and the variety of chemicals (many of which are not included in the glove manufactures charts) encountered during a single experiment in undergraduate organic chemistry.  Only Silver Shield (type of) gloves would protect the students from everything they are likely to encounter.

So we have philosophical questions:
Gloves vs. no gloves
Incorrect gloves vs. no gloves
Protection from incidental exposure vs. accidental exposure
Learning correct glove selection vs. creation of a culture where exam gloves are the norm
Cost of gloves vs. potential litigation

And we have practical questions:
What glove or gloves are appropriate, practical to use, affordable for the week to week variations found in our undergraduate organic chemistry labs?

What do you do in your undergraduate organic labs about gloves? 


Paul Weller

Paul Weller
Science Laboratory Manager-Chemistry
Elon University
2625 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone  336.278.6225
Fax 336.278.6258

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