From: Ed Austin <Ed.Austin**At_Symbol_Here**SIAL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] What Constitutes a Chemical Splash Hazard
Date: April 7, 2012 11:55:39 AM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
At Aldrich, we have kept this very simple.
Anyone working in a chemical handling area such as Production, Packaging,
QC, or Maintenance wears goggles all the time. Safety glasses are
not used. We have had this policy in place for a number of years
and we have no eye injuries. This is easy to manage and highly effective.
Ed Austin, Ph.D.
Manager, Environmental, Health, and Safety
Direct: (414) 438-3815
Mobile: (414) 333-4471
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04/06/2012 07:57 PM
Please respond to
|Re: [DCHAS-L] What Constitutes a Chemical
Here's my definition of what constitutes
a chemical splash hazard:
1. If you know that if you got the chemical
in your eye it will harm you ...
2. If you don't know whether you would be
harmed by getting the chemical in your eye
This was roughly what the policy was at Dow
So, it is only not a chemical splash hazard
if you know that you would not be harmed, otherwise ..it is.
In a message dated 4/4/2012 10:46:53 A.M.
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Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:19:33
From: "Bradley, Shelly" <Bradley**At_Symbol_Here**HENDRIX.EDU>
Subject: Re: DCHAS-L Digest - 29 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012 (#2012-68)
While we are on this topic, my question has always been what constitutes
a chemical splash hazard?
Volume (uL, mL, etc), hazard level regardless of volume, volume regardless
of hazard level, transfer procedure, technique, mixing, heating, experience,
Authorized OSHA Trainer
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Department of Chemistry
Conway, AR 72032
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