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>
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
Santa Clara University
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
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