It’s an ongoing process in academia. We strongly recommend too.
Here’s a poster we developed to help educate.
The University of Texas at Austin
Safety glasses with side shields, long pants and closed toe shoes are requi red upon entry to a lab space
Lab coat and chemically resistant gloves are additionally required when han dling chemicals.
This PPE is supplemented with goggles, aprons etc., depending on the materi al and degree of hazard
On 9/29/2011 8:55 AM, Shiel, Dan wrote:
I am interested to benchmark what other organi zations do/ require regarding leg coverings in labs. Are legs require d to be covered in all labs? Or in some labs, but not others (e.g., i n 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 a gain I am curious to learn what others actually doing and if the issue is d irectly addressed via your site CHP or other documents.
My site currently “strongly recommends” leg coverings in all labs and require them in labs using radioisotopes in o ur 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 S ervices
Pfizer La Jolla
10777 Science Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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