Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:43:28 -0700
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From: "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Broken Foot and Open-toed Shoes
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I’m sor ry for being late on this; I’m reading old SAFETY & DCHAS-L mail today.

We just had this situation in our Teaching Labs – stu dent doing well in all respects except covering the toe that protruded from the orthopedic boot she needed. I purchased ballet slippers for her, which provided a thin layer of leather over the toes, giving her cut resistance and some splash protection without adding a lot of bulk. Sizing took some g uesswork, but the cost was less than $15.

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Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Safety Coordinator
Chemistry & Biochemistry Teaching Laboratories
University of California, San Diego

(858) 534-0221

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 7:55 AM,

Brennan, Catherine (Environm ent Health & Safety) <CRBRE NNAN**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

We have a gr aduate student in our Chemistry Department who broke her foot and is now we aring a boot that has open toes for the next 6-8 weeks (no crutches).  Has anybody come up against this situation before and do you know of any p rotective devices that can be worn and still allow the student to work in t he lab while meeting the “no open-toed shoes in lab” requiremen ts?  Thanks for your help.


< p class="MsoNormal" style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto'> Catherine R. Brennan
Ch emical Hygiene Officer
Environment, Health and Safety
1120 Estes Drive Extension
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-1650
(919) 843-5331
(919) 962-0227 FAX

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