From: Ralph B. Stuart <ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] "labcandy"
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:27:22 +0000
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> >Until this thread started I had never even thought of labcoats being "men's" clothing, it was just a labcoat. >Now I know better, I guess I should probably feel bad about being a woman wearing "men's" clothes(?)

At the DCHAS technical sessions today, the person from the University of California system reported that one of the big lessons learned from their recent PPE program rollout was the importance of having labcoats fitted for female wearing. Their experience is that many new hazards were created by poorly fitting labcoats and eye protection and a good program has to fit the equipment to the person wearing it.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Cornell University

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