Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 09:49:46 -0700
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From: John Hyde <JHyde**At_Symbol_Here**SCU.EDU>
Subject: Re: FW: Ear Bud Radio Use in labs
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 No one has mentioned the danger of  chemical contamination  of buds and electronic devices by handling with contaminated gloves.

 I am thinking particularly of college students who seem forget about the gloves once they have them on.

 Any Thoughts?



 Joh n Hyde

Chemical Technician and

Department Safety Guy

Santa Clara Universi ty

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

< FONT size=3>Santa Clara California

>>> Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM> 6/7/2010 8:40 AM >>>
Regarding the issue of the hearing impaired:  my daughter is severely hearing impaired and yet she teaches 7-12 science classes, including laboratories.& nbsp; Under the ADA, employers have a duty to provide reasonable accommodat ion for disbled employees.  For the hearing impaired, this can things as simple as visual warning devices for fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, evacuation, etc. (which many laboratories already have installed in addition to audible warning devices). 
In all probablity , such visual warning devices are also of use to "hearie" employees, hopefully further enforcing the need to evacuate the area.  This does not preclude the issues of ear bud radios and similar devices in the laboratory where being distracted can be both a health and safety and quality-of-work issue.  While I sometimes listen to classical music while working on manuscript preparation or reviewing documents, I would not prefer to do so in a laboratory setting.  I even banned the atrocious so-called "music" of Muzak in my medical office when I was still doing clinical medicine.  Appreciating the intricacies of cardiac murmurs by stethoscope auscultation does not need to be interfered with by bad (or even good) music.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Laramie, WY
Colorado School of Public Health
Denver, CO
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:02:04 +0000
F rom: paracelcusbombastusvon**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Ear Bud Radio Use in labs
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additional hazard with the personal portables are the wires which can get 
caught on equipment, etc.  We do not allow them in the industrial 
environment for all the reasons mentioned.  Be careful about the use of 
non-personal radios as well - I observed two employees get into a physical 
fight over music after several hours of "dualing radios".  I do agree with 
the ban on the use of portable devices in the lab for a variety of safety 
reasons as noted but be careful about using the excuses of not being able 
to hear warnings and driving while iPoding and not being able to hear.  
What do you do about the HEARING IMPAIRED employee????  I am not aware it 
is illegal for the hearing impaired to drive in any state.

Lynn Knudtson

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How do folks handle this?  Do you have policy /language regarding the use of ear bud-type radios (ipods,=E2=80=A6etc.) while in a lab?


Bill Galdenzi

Environmental, Health, and Safety

Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharamceuticals

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