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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: January 7, 2010 12:04:21 PM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] 3 Re: [DCHAS-L] Eye protection in chemistry labs

I would also agree, although I think that adequate eye protection might be an issue for the EC to address.  We all always come up with "comfort-versus-safety issues, but the issue is always safety versus "Gee Whiz, Cap'n Billy, my mask don't fit well and irritates my face skin, so I don't wear it".   I wonder about D-CHAS outreach to the ISEA (International Safety Equipment Association; I am the voting member for a client and do have some lines in).  There is a whole sub-group at ISEA on eye protection.  I might be able to raise the issue.
And, Yes, I would sign such a letter.  In the worst of times, when I did various chemical decontamination experiments, I always wore appropriate safety goggles.  
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Laramie, WY
Colorado School of Public Health
Denver, CO

Date: January 7, 2010 12:17:08 PM EST
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eye protection in chemistry labs

I propose that the people on this list serve, since they are members of the division and possibly the ACS, each participate in a letter writing campaign to have the editors of C&EN carefully review the content for health and safety concerns.

Cool.  But lets work together on one statement so we each don't have to take time from our busy schedules to compose a letter.  Working together, each doing a little piece, putting in into a single format so we can each send one will get better participation, too.

Monona Rossol

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