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Please forgive me for disagreeing with the lab safety guru, but in our neck of the woods it is hard enough to get lab personnel to wear safety glasses, let alone wear goggles. Here we require goggles when there is a significant splash hazard but for light-to-moderate work in your typical research lab we require safety glasses with side shields.
Unlike Jim who feels the producers are “totally wrong”, IMHO this video can help us increase the use of eye protection. Bravo and thank you UCSD!
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It does not matter what type of lab you are in. If the hazard is chemical splash or chemical droplet, the only appropriate eye protection is either unvented or indirectly vented cover goggles (chemical splash goggles.
See 29CFR1910.132, 29CFR1910.133, and ANSI Z-87.1
Either you want to follow the federal and California regulations or you want to be in violation (and we all know what happens in CA if you do that)!
While I applaud what is an otherwise excellent video, this is a huge disservice to getting everyone to do what is required by law.
Please, Please. Please. Edit out the safety glasses for protection against chemical splash. Without any equivocation, I believe they are totally wrong. ... Jim
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