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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] ? Re Safety Glasses and UV Cabinets
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 14:11:28 -0700
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We have used UV cabinets for safety goggles in our labs for over 12 years.  To the best of my knowledge, these cabinets do disinfect safety glasses and goggles.  They do not, however, remove any oils, grease, chemicals or fingerprints from the goggles.  I recommend that students clean the goggles or safety glasses with a suitable glass/lens cleaner before wearing them.  We have used Sight Savers lens cleaner with Kimwipes to clean the goggles, but a general glass cleaner such as Windex should be effective.  Be aware that this does not clean rubber or elastic straps on the goggles.
You can read information about the cabinets on the Flinn Scientific web site and view a video on goggle safety from that site.  Representatives at Flinn will speak to you and answer questions about these cabinets.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Wilhelm, Monique
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:21 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ? Re Safety Glasses and UV Cabinets

Hello everyone,

One of my colleagues is interested in knowing what other University Biology labs require in terms of eye protection in their labs with low splash potential due to minute quantities handled and how they go about it. Does anyone have any experience with providing safety glasses and a UV cabinet for disinfection for a class room?

Thank you for your wisdom,
Monique Wilhelm
Laboratory Supervisor/Adjunct Lecturer/Chem Club Co-Advisor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI 48502

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