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Date: April 2, 2012 8:48:27 PM EDT
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How about a DCHAS and CCCS initiative to get ANSI Z-87.1 to address biological splash hazards?  ... Jim
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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In a message dated 3/31/2012 12:00:43 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, LISTSERV**At_Symbol_Here** writes:
One of the themes I heard through many presentations at the national meetings this week was the need to develop a consistent approach to risk assessment in the chemistry lab that informs the balance of protective strategies that are selected in the lab. Each type of protective equipment has a balance of advantages and challenges (often ergonomic challenges) associated with it.. For example, fume hoods provide specific forms of protection, but come with a lot of ergonomic costs. Similarly, some PPE is good protection for specific situations but presents specific challenges in similar ones. Developing a protection strategy process that accounts for both sides of this coin is a key issue for chemical health and safety professionals to work on to help support the prudent laboratory work.

- Ralph

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