Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:08:32 -0400
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From: McGrath Edward J <Edward.McGrath**At_Symbol_Here**REDCLAY.K12.DE.US>
Subject: Re: The Lab PPE Excuse List
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I have two replies to this one.  I use them interchangeably.

1)       Funny, I’ve been doing it this way (i.e. the correct way) for years and I know I never will have a problem (also a good line for seat belts!)

2)       It only takes one tragedy.

And regarding other “excuses”

Goggles:  “they’re uncomfortable”    so is blindness

               “I look ridiculous”     you look more ridiculous with bandages over your eyes

Closed toed shoes:  “my feet get hot”     oh, is a cast cooler?

Food/drink/gum:   actually, no witty comeback.  “put that away and don’t be an idiot!”

Any of the above:  “I’ll be careful!”      the fact that you’re engaging in unsafe practices contradicts that statement.

Edward J. McGrath

Science Supervisor

Red Clay Consolidated School District


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Date: March 16, 2010 1:12:06 PM EDT

Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] The Lab PPE Excuse List

My all-time fav: 

I've been doing it this way for years and never had a problem. 

Kim Auletta

Lab Safety Specialist

EH&S    Z=6200

Stony Brook University



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Remember to wash your hands! 

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