Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:22:10 -0500
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From: Katherine Wall <kwall**At_Symbol_Here**WAUBONSEE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Leg Coverings in Labs
Comments: To: Dan Shiel
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We required long pants in our Chemistry labs (community college).  ; I've accepted long skirts, but they must be to the feet and straight (not full).  I don't know about the biology labs.
Kathy Wall
Chemistry Lab Coordinator
Office SCI 204
Waubonsee Community College
Rt 47 at Waubonsee Dr.
Sugar Grove, IL  60554
(630) 466-7900 ext 2347
email kwall**At_Symbol_Here**

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>>> "Shiel, Dan" <dan.shiel**At_Symbol_Here**PFIZER.COM> 9/29/2011 10:55 AM >>>

I am interested to benchmark  what other organizations do/ require regarding leg coverings in labs.  Are legs required to be covered in all labs?  Or in some labs, but not others (e.g., in chemistry labs, but biology/ biotech)?  I realize that the default answer most of us who are EHS professionals would provide is "yes, of course leg coverings are required in labs!=", but again I am curious to learn what others actually doing and if the issue is directly addressed via your site CHP or other documents.

My site currently "strongly recommends=E2=80 =9D leg coverings in all labs and require them in labs using radioisotopes in our CHP (and in general have very few folks who actually wear shorts and/or skirts in labs, but some do on occasion), but are re-visiting this issue as part our ongoing risk assessment process. 



Dan Shiel, MBA, CSP, CHMM

Director, Risk & Quality Management Services

Pfizer La Jolla

10777 Science Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92121< /o:p>

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