From: Barbara Foster <bfoster**At_Symbol_Here**WVU.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Eye protection when using black lights?
Date: May 3, 2012 9:19:10 AM EDT
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Safety Colleagues:
A faculty member in Biology is proposing a new experiment wherein the undergraduate students would use black lights to determine if certain bacteria "glow".  The lamps have aluminum shades so that the light only shines on one side.  The students will be directing the lamp over 3 petri dishes, making observations, and then turning off the lights. 
What is your policy on eye protection and black light usage in labs? Do you recommend the use of special safety glasses with yellow lenses? If so, please provide details on your choice of PPE and vendor sources.
Best regards,

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