Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:33:55 -0700
Reply-To: bill parks <misterbill21225**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: bill parks <misterbill21225**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Burka and safety
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We tend to get this in construction deali ng with hard hats a fair amount with headgear worn by various Indian and Pa kistani religious people. Their reigion does not accept them wearing anythi ng on top of their head covering, nor can they remove it. In construction t he hazards are such that not wearing a hard hat will preclude them from tra veling much beyond the trailer.
The Risk Assessment for the THA exists for a reason - S-A-F-E-T-Y. The person signing the THA c ould not receive a waiver of liability from the student to wear it anyway.< /SPAN>
OMHO. Yours may diff er.
Bill Parks

**Providing sound Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health & IAQ, Environmental Science, and Laboratory suppo rt services and solutions**
From: "Yaeger, Mary Ann" <MaryAnn.Yaeger**At_Symbol_Here**WESLEY.EDU>
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Sent: Thursday, September 1, 2011 10:27 AM
Subject: [DCHA S-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 c lass for that matter?  We certainly don=E2=80=99t want to discriminate religiously, so how do we deal with the safety issues of that.  Surpr isingly 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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