From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] "labcandy"
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:00:27 -0400
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That's the same lesson the safety equipment people learned about steel toed shoes, respirators, and the like.  Theater people have always known that fall protection harnesses for flying performers must be fitted to the individual.   I want to be able to do the same work men do,  I don't aspire to assume the same shape.
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: Ralph B. Stuart <ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Sent: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 12:28 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] "labcandy"

> >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 rstuart**At_Symbol_Here** 

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