Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:17:11 GMT
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Subject: Re: Broken Foot and Open-toed Shoes

From: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: March 28, 2011 2:45:58 PM EDT
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] 8 Re: [DCHAS-L] Broken Foot and Open-toed Shoes

Commenting on the absorbency issues and the water resistant coverings...

I don't think that a plastic bag would be best, because while the crushing hazard and the cutting hazard in a lab is nothing a pair of sneakers can't handle, dropping a 1L volumetric (or a 50ml for that matter) wont feel all that good on a set of toes covered by nothing more then a plastic bag, and in the event the student has to navigate out of an area with broken glass on the floor, the toes won't be protected.

Covering the top with a bag however is probably a good idea as the absorbency of the cast will make an interesting scenario in the event a spill happens and a safety shower is needed.


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