From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New PPE video from UCSD
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:02:44 -0400
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Russ,  Did they say as you quote below: "safety goggles?"   That might be confusing.   Safety Glasses or Chemical Splash Goggles are the terms we use.
For our people, who are often dealing with both hazards at the same time, we recommend one of the impact resistant chemical splash goggles that curve around the face so that the ends of the impact resistant shield almost qualifies as side shields. Uvex and Encon make these.  It's be best we can do other than use splash goggles plus an impact resistant shield which is hard as hell to get and something they won't wear anyway.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

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From: Russ Phifer <rphifer**At_Symbol_Here**WCENVIRONMENTAL.COM>
Sent: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 6:36 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New PPE video from UCSD

Actually, Kay, you need to watch the video again. At 1:28 in the video, they specifically say you should wear safety goggles when you work with Phenol. While you are right that much of the focus seems to be on safety glasses, the "disclaimer" in the beginning specifically indicates those are only for use with small quantities of lower hazard reagents where there is no splash hazard.
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Rita Kay Calhoun
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New PPE video from UCSD
I'm sorry but I must disagree with all the praise for this video.  Yes, there are parts that are very good, but at the beginning the post-doc mentions phenol solution as one with which it is ok to just wear safety glasses.  No mention of the concentration of solution.  I know that phenol is an active ingredient in some throat sprays, but there the concentration is very low.  In lab the concentration can certainly be high enough to cause damage to the eye.   I was also disturbed by the fact that most of the glasses were open across the forehead.  There was no shielding.  In those cases where safety glasses are deemed sufficient I require said glasses to have a barrier on top.   
P. S. I did like the dissolving head.  That was cool.
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New PPE video from UCSD
Awesomely done!  Another winner from Haim and you and the talented gang at UCSD!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO
Safety Manager
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA  95616
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that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Harvey, Doug
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 9:09 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] New PPE video from UCSD
Dear all,
I hope you are having a great week.
Here is an excellent PPE video that was produced by Professor Haim Weizman:
Be safe out there,
Douglas Harvey
Environment, Health & Safety, CCHO
Chemical Safety Officer
University of California, San Diego
Office phone:  (858) 822-1579
Cell phone:  (858) 583-3257
Mail code:  0089

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