I’d very interested in your list for the “new set of rules [that] kick in” when our students move into industry.
Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
(858) 534 – 0221
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
2011 NIOSH Collegiate Safety Award
It is also very helpful to us out in the "world" if students are tra ined to observe safety practices that will be required when they get to us. A whole new set of rules kick in when they go from being "stud ents" to being "employees".
To borrow a term from my Army days - "train the same way that you will figh t".
Don A. Long
CAIH, CEAS I
Southwest Research Institute Laboratory
Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
PO Box 20130
White Hall, AR 71612
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On Behalf Of Nolan, Dennis H
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Leg Coverings in Labs
It’s an ongoing process in academia. We strongly recommend too.
Here’s a poster we developed to help educate.< /p>
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 benchm ark what other organizations do/ require regarding leg coverings in l abs. Are legs required to be covered in all labs? Or in some la bs, but not others (e.g., in chemistry labs, but biology/ biotech)? I realize that the default answer most of us who are EHS p rofessionals would provide is “yes, of course leg coverings are requi red in labs!”, but again I am curious to learn what others actually d oing and if the issue is directly addressed via your site CHP or other documents.
My site currently “ strongly recommends” leg coverings in all labs and require them in la bs using radioisotopes in our CHP (and in general have very few folks who a ctually wear shorts and/or skirts in labs, but some do on occasion), but are re-visiting this issue as part our ongoing risk a ssessment process.
Dan Shiel, MBA , CSP, CHMM
Director, Risk & Quality Management Services
Pfizer La Jolla
10777 Science Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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