Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:05:33 -0500
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From: "Crutchfield, Shannon" <shannon.crutchfield**At_Symbol_Here**PATHEON.COM>
Subject: Re: Tool selection for removing hoses from glassware
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Have you tried Kevlar gloves when doing this?  Or perhaps Neoprene over Kevlar for some added grip.

Shannon Crutchfield

Chemist / Safety Coordinator

Cincinnati, OH 45237

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Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:17 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Tool selection for removing hoses from glassware

We’ve been looking hard at our hand injuries l ately and are focusing on cutting tool and glove selection.  One thing in particular that we haven’t been able to come up with a good solut ion for is a tool that works well for removing tubing that has basically seized or “become one with” the glass conne ctions on condensers, cold fingers, etc.  I’m sure you’ve seen this before and most people reach for their pocket knife or a razor bl ade.  It generally ends badly.  Either the blade slips or the glass breaks and in either situation we end up with stitches.  Anyone found a tool that works better under these conditions?


Kimberly Begley Jeskie, MPH-OSHM

Operations Manager

Physical Sciences Directorate

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(865) 574-4945

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