From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:55:05 -0500
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Debbie may be on to something here.  Medical silicon adhesives are now being used because they don't seem to cause dermatitis in patients.  We are now recommending the theatrical makeup suppliers who sell this in place of spirit gum which is a skin killer.

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: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Sent: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 2:34 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?

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 =E2=80=98hypoallergenic' 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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