Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:37:51 EDT
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Subject: Re: attaching tubing to glass

There are safety gloves with a kind of chain mail imbeded in them that make it impossible to cut yourself. All the general safety companies have them.  They are used by shop and assembly workers mostly.  I even got some for my building's Super since he has to sort through the recycle stuff and broken glass is often there.

However, I don't think they are very chemically resistant.  So the gloves will have to be changed out when you start working with chemicals.


In a message dated 10/22/2010 3:25:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, HouseKC**At_Symbol_Here**CORMETECH.COM writes:

A step in one of the analyses we do in our lab involves connecting Tygon tubing to the end of a glass tube.  We have Kevlar gloves for this purpose, but I=E2=80=99ve heard of an additional safety device that can also be used for this purpose=E2=80=94though I can=E2=80=99t find one.  I=E2=80=99ve done the obligatory Google search with no luck.  Has anyone heard of or used anything that reduces the risk of getting cut while attaching hose/tubing to glass tubes or rods?

Many thanks; I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Katherine C. House, CCHO

Laboratory Coordinator

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Cormetech, Inc.

5000 International Drive

Durham, NC 27712

919.620.3044 (office)

919.815.2024 (mobile)


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