Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:36:13 -0500
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From: Rita Kay Calhoun <r.calhoun**At_Symbol_Here**MOREHEADSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Visor-gogs
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                With regard to the gap, isn’t there often a gap with goggles, also?  One size doesn’t really fit all.  Jim, I seem to remember that a vid eo that you showed at a safety seminar several years ago showed better protect ion with something like visogogs than some goggles.  Am I remembering correctly ?

Kay Calhoun

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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Visor-gogs

Our school che mistry department has stopped use of the Visor-Gogs because of the gap between the side of the face and the goggle.  I personally used them for years, bu t when we hired our Laboratory Coordinator/Chemical Hygiene Officer a few yea rs ago, we made the decision that Visor-Gogs weren't safe.


I realize that compliance can be difficult.  But if the instructor uses them, and requires that the students do, there should not be much of a problem.< /o:p>


Barb Gore


Barbara Gore
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Waubonsee Commu nity College
Waubonsee Drive at  Rt. 47
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
Phone:  (630) 466-2454
FAX:  (630) 466-2441

>>> Ferm Barret A <FermBarretA**At_Symbol_Here**SAU.EDU> 11/4/2009 11:14 AM >>>

We are considering returning to use of Visor-Gogs® for chemistry lab students, as well as art studio activities.  Our reasoni ng is that increased comfort will translate into increased compliance,  a s well as the idea that the less irritated the wearer's eyes/face are from th e goggles, the less likely one is to reach in to rub with a potentially chemically-contaminated finger.

Please offer feedback, or other information, positive and negative, on the use of Visor-Gogs® as PPE.


Barry Ferm

St. Ambrose University

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