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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:16:21 +0000
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Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat

‰??I probably would not have thought to go to the hallway right away, if someone wasn‰??t there to point me in the direction. I probably would have run around the lab trying to remember where the shower is, knowing full well that there wasn‰??t one in there.‰??

‰??It was a freak accident in terms of it shouldn‰??t have shot out at me. But if I would have been wearing my lab coat, probably almost 99% chance it would have never contacted my skin, just would‰??ve had to get the lab coat off really quickly.‰??

‰??I remember in undergrad, it was a huge thing: Always wear your lab coat, that‰??s what I was taught. It was definitely something I was taught here as well during training and all that. It‰??s what I started doing. But as time went on and I looked at different people in lab and other labs, there‰??s actually a number of people who don‰??t wear their lab coats, actually a much greater number than I was ever expecting, which is not something I was used to at all. So at times, especially during the summer when it got really hot, there was times when I knew what I was doing so I just wouldn‰??t put it on. I sweat very easily and that just made it worse. It‰??s just one of the things. Especially at the end of the day, I just didn‰??t think to use my lab coat and I thought I‰??d be really quick. But clearly no matter what I‰??m doing in the lab I should‰??ve been wearing it, as everyone should.‰??

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