From: Ralph B Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Flame Resistance & Lab Coats
Date: January 28, 2013 2:50:02 PM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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I agree that for much routine lab work, proper technique can be as effective in preventing fires.

That is the case, but I don't think of Personal Protective Equipment as being there for routine situations. I think that lab coats and other PPE are there for when something goes wrong...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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