Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 17:48:54 -0400
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From: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Safety Glasses

Now is as good of time as any to remind everyone to ALWAYS wear your
safety glasses.  Call this a public service announcement from one of
our own.

Last week I was working on something totally routine and safe (new
job...things are "safe" here) and next thing I knew a large volumetric
flask exploded.  Flying glass left a 3 inch gash on my cheek.  My face
was covered in acetic acid from the 5L bottle that was damaged to
failure, my eyes had a nice safe front row seat to a rather cool

S**t happens, and it happens to the best and the most diligent when we
least expect it.  23 stitches later I'm going to be just fine because
I had my shields on.

Stay Safe

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