From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Glove video feedback
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 14:27:49 +0000
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> I suggest you look at Kimberly-Clarks Nitrile glove permeation resistance guide.

I hadn't seen this before; thanks for pointing it out. The statement you included from it very much helps make the point that the video is after and it also provides information for a useful range of chemicals. I'll find a way to show it in the current video and see if we can develop another video around using it.

It's amazing how many other ideas and key points spin off from any video one produces; it's a great learning experience for everyone.


I tried that for a couple of random compounds and the results were pretty scattershot in terms of usability. The results for some chemicals were on the money; others brought up lots of hits that were a challenge to work with to answer the question "are nitrile good enough for this chemical?". Such is the google-verse.

>Glove selection based on chemicals being used is an important component of the safety program, and that message has to be conveyed clearly.

Yes, and in my experience, this issue gets overlooked in many teaching lab settings, where glove use is often up to the student.

My thanks to everyone for their interest in this project and their feedback.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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