From: John Hyde <JHyde**At_Symbol_Here**SCU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Video from UCSD
Date: March 30, 2012 1:02:24 PM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: <76c99.2b5216c3.3ca67a47**At_Symbol_Here**>

Neither 1910.132 nor 1910.133 specify what kind of eye protection is needed (1910.133 seems to be about welding masks.
Am I missing something?
 Professional consultants  recommended safety glasses  for non acid/base work here  a couple of years ago.
 I'd love  to be able to point  out a statute that says Goggles not glasses
  John Hyde
Santa Clara University
Chem Tech.
Dept of Chem & Biochem

>>> <JAKSAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM> 3/29/2012 7:53 PM >>>
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
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Chair, ICASE Committee on Safety in Science Education
International Council for Associations of Science Education

The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)

A Nonprofit International Organization for
Safety in Science and Science Education

192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252
508-647-1900 Fax: 508-647-0062 Skype: labsafe
Cell: 508-574-6264 Res: 781-237-1335

We thank you for printing this e-mail only if it is

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.