Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:46:56 +0000
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From: Charles McCabe <CMcCabe**At_Symbol_Here**AMESGOLDSMITH.COM>
Subject: Re: Burka and safety
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Ms. Yaeger< /span>

My opinion is if you h ave safety issues and procedures in place to deal with them you are not dis criminating for any reason when you enforce them…you are just trying to protect the individual, the company and/or organization in addition to other employees and students. If that individu al does not want to comply with safety rules to protect themselves you have no other choice but fire them if an employee or eliminate them from the pr ogram. Hope this helps.

Chuck McCabe

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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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