From: "Alnajjar, Mikhail S" <ms.alnajjar**At_Symbol_Here**PNNL.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] "labcandy"
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:07:58 +0000
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Where are we going with this. And yes," good grief" !!!!!!!


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ernie Lippert
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] "labcandy"

"Good grief" said Charlie Brown, I never knew it was so bad!
Consider this syllogism:
All women look good in black,
And judges wear black robes,
Therefor all girls should go to law school and become judges.

According to wicki, less than a third of all judges in the United States are women. There is a lot wrong with this whole subject on many different levels. I thought people went into chemistry/science because of an innate desire to understand the workings of nature. I didn't know it was color-coordinated!
Ernie Lippert

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph B. Stuart
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:27 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

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