Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:41:12 -0400
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Subject: Re: The Lab PPE Excuse List
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Usual disclaimer: I am the president of Safety Emporium.   I can't post pictures to the list, but here are some simple ways to help combat these kind of attitudes: m/?08809 m/?08825 and m/?11020 m/?01415  The matching pin is nice as you can point to it in one-on-ones, m/?01443

http://www.safetyemporium .com/?12000-20

We're still working on our standard  lab label line (as well a our witty ones).   We can add some 6" x 4" (or smaller) labels to our regular lineup if anyone wants them.  Based on this thread, perhaps there would be interest in ones like these?

"Goggle hair lasts a couple hours, blindness lasts forever."

"Eating, drinking, and other acts of blatant stupidity are prohibited"

  "Socks are not protective footwear."
Feel free to post or send suggestions for other signs/labels.

Rob Toreki

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1)       < /font>Funny, I=92ve 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)       < /font>It only takes one tragedy.
And regarding other =93excuses=94
Goggles:  =93they=92re uncomfortable=94    so is blindness
                =93I look ridiculous=94     you look more ridiculous with bandages over your eyes
Closed toed shoes:  =93my feet get hot=94     oh, is a cast cooler?
Food/drink/gum:   actually, no witty comeback.  =93put that away and don=92t be an idiot!=94
Any of the above:  =93I=92ll be careful!=94      the fact that you=92re engaging in unsafe practices contradicts that statement.
Edward J. McGrath
Science Supervisor
Red Clay Consolidated School District
office:  (302) 552-3768

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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
Remember to wash your hands! 

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