From: Kim McAuliffe <komcauliffe**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Issues with non-OTG safety glasses over prescription glasses
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 09:29:02 -0800
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Pacific University Oregon requires students to wear Safety Googles over prescription glasses. The glasses must be not only splash resistant but vapor resistant, sealing against the face. We have some issues with fogging up, but students cannot remove their glasses in the lab unless everyone is finished with the experiment, washed their glassware and properly disposed of wastes.

Any base coming into contact with eyes should be avoided!

Kim McAuliffe, MS
Pacific University Oregon

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Lopez, Leonardo <llopez**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Hi everyone,

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** Thank you.

Leo Lopez, CHO, LSO, ARSO

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

California State University, Fullerton

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