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
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.
Chemical Technician and
Department Safety Guy
Santa Clara Universi
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
>>> 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.
Colorado School of Public
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:02:04 +0000
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Ear Bud
Radio Use in labs
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.
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Ear Bud Radio Use in labs
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Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 15:23:09 -0400
Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Ear Bud
Radio Use in labs
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?
Health, and Safety
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