Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:41:29 +0000
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From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Burka and safety
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Is the Burka made from material that is appropriate to the hazards? (Flame resistant or water pro of)?

If so, I’d embra ce it.

It’s better than a lab coat!


Russell Vernon, Ph. D.


Environmental Health & amp; Safety

University of Californ ia, Riverside

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Riverside, CA 92521


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Yaeger, Mary Ann
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Burka and safety

Could others tell me how you deal with a student who wears a Burka taking an organic chemistry class, or any lab class for that matter?  We certainly don’t want to discriminate religiously, s o how do we deal with the safety issues of that.  Surprisingly this is the first time this situation has arisen for us.



MaryAnn Yaeger, MS

Supervisor of Laboratory Services,

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Wesley College

120 N. State Street

Dover DE 19901

Ph. 302-736-2389

Fax 302-736-2301

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