Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:00:38 -0400
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From: Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**BRYNMAWR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety Glasses
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>I agree that indirectly vented chemical splash goggles are the best choice
for working with hazardous chemicals, and that safety glasses are not desi
gned to provide protection against liquid splashes. With that stipula
tion, I'm thinking about the phrase, "the perfect is the enemy of the good.
" (Voltaire, according to Google.)
ironmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA<
Jack - You are right on target - Indirectly vented chemical splash gog
gles are required under OSHA's PPE standard and professional best practice
when it comes to working with hazardous chemicals - not safety glasses! I wrote a letter to the editor several months ago which was printed in a
n ACS professional publication concerned about the number of safe
ty violations relative to inappropriate eye protection in many of their adv
ertisements and article photos. We need to endorse and model the prof
essional/legal standard. It is bad enough to see teachers wearing ina
ppropriate eye PPE but also endorsing it for their students in labs.
I would not want to have to make the call to a parent stating it was becaus
e of my failure to foster and enforce appropriate eye protection that their
child was blinded!
Be proactive- wear the goggles! It may just save your sight!
Kenneth R. Roy, Ph.D.
Science Safety Compliance Columnist/Author/Consultant
National Science Teachers Association;
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Glastonbury Public Schools (CT);
Authorized OSHA instructor
From: "Breazeale, William H" <BreazealeW**At_Symbol_Here**COFC.ED
Sent: Sat, Octo
ber 9, 2010 7:50:14 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Glasses
Would not safety goggle
s, impact and splash proof, have been better!!!!!
W. H. "Jack" Breaz
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Francis Marion University MAILING ADDRESS:
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Coll
ege of Charleston 71
5 High Battery Circle
Instructor, Laboratory Safety Institute Mount Pleasant, SC 29
Home: 843 884 6939
Cell: 843 830
Fax: 843 856 2856
Email: BreazealeW**At_Symbol_Here**cofc.edu (NOTE NEW EMAI
From: DCHAS-L Dis
cussion List on behalf of Andrew Gross
Sent: Sat 10/9/2010 5:48 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety Glasses
Now is as goo
d of time as any to remind everyone to ALWAYS wear your
nbsp; Call this a public service announcement from one of
Last week I was working on something totally routine and safe (new
...things are "safe" here) and next thing I knew a large volumetric
k exploded. Flying glass left a 3 inch gash on my cheek. My fac
was covered in acetic acid from the 5L bottle that was damaged to
ailure, 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