Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 19:18:30 -0700
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From: K Roy <safesci**At_Symbol_Here**SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Subject: Re: Safety Glasses
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Jack - You are r ight on target - Indirectly vented chemical splash goggles are required und er OSHA's PPE standard and professional best practice when it comes to work ing with hazardous chemicals - not safety glasses!  I wrote a letter t o the editor several months ago which was printed in an ACS professional pu blication concerned about the number of safety violations relativ e to inappropriate eye protection in many of their advertisements and artic le photos.  We need to endorse and model the professional/legal standa rd.  It is bad enough to see teachers wearing inappropriate eye PPE bu t also endorsing it for their students in labs.  I would not want to h ave to make the call to a parent stating it was because of my failure to fo ster and enforce appropriate eye protection that their child was blinded!
Be proactive- wear the goggles!  It ma y just save your sight!
Ken Roy
Kenneth R. Roy, Ph.D.
Science Safety Compliance Columnist/Author/Consultant
Natio nal Science Teachers Association;
Director of Environmental He alth & Safety
Glastonbury Public Schools (CT);
Authorized OSHA instructor

From: "Breazeale, William H" <BreazealeW**At_Symbol_Here**COFC.EDU>
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Sent: Sat, October 9, 2010 7:50:14 PM< BR>Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] S afety Glasses

Would not safety goggles, impact and splash pro of, have been better!!!!!

W. H. "Jack" Breazeale
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of Andrew Gross
Sent: Sat 10 /9/2010 5:48 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety Glasses

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

Last week I was working on som ething totally routine and safe (new
job...things are "safe" here) and n ext thing I knew a large volumetric
flask exploded.  Flying glass l eft 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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