I wanted to ask the group if you have come across students wearing non-OTG (over-the-glass) safety glasses over prescription glasses in the laboratory. If you have, what steps have you taken to address this issue, and do you have a written policy that targets this specific issue that you wouldn't mind sharing?
We highly recommend and encourage all students in our laboratories to wear chemical splash resistant goggles, but we still get many students who wear the non-OTG safety glasses over their prescription glasses. Not only do they look silly, but this practice, I feel, makes the students more vulnerable to potential chemical splashes rather than protecting them.
Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated. You can respond to the group or reply to me directly at llopez**At_Symbol_Here**fullerton.edu. Thank you.
Leo Lopez, CHO, LSO, ARSO
Environmental Health and Safety Office
California State University, Fullerton
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