From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 19:14:18 +0000
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Face shields are considered secondary face protection and must be used with safety glasses or goggles underneath.  You don’t get anywhere with a face shield.


Has the person tried the goggles with the silicon seal?  The price point is higher but the goggles are very comfortable.


Hope this helps,



Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Tracy D. Harvey
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?


A full face shield does solve the problem nicely. We keep one available in the Chemistry department for students who cannot wear goggles--usually due to an injury.

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On Jan 5, 2016, at 7:58 AM, Steve McLean <steve_mclean**At_Symbol_Here**BYU.EDU> wrote:

I’m looking for a chemical-splash type laboratory safety goggle for an individual with sensitive skin, who has experienced a contact allergic skin reaction when wearing goggles in the past.  Is anyone aware of a goggle that is ‘hypoallergenic’ or, based on your experience, less likely to cause skin/allergic reactions?





Steven J. McLean, CHMM, ASP

Brigham Young University

Laboratory Safety Manager

Risk Management - 241 FB

Office: (801) 422-6879

Cell: (801) 960-5203



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