From: Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**BRYNMAWR.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Students with Leg Cast in Lab
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:26:46 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: 1999850301.8668805.1460395606771.JavaMail.root**At_Symbol_Here**zimbra-mailbox

Just curious, if chem resistant (I'm assuming the yellow, plastic coated variety) tyvek isn't enough, and folks are calling for leather or a plastic cup (clever by the way) for a foot covering, what are the other students in undergraduate chemistry required to wear?  For instance, I think most of us  require closed toe shoes, but are canvas-topped sneakers, like Chuck Taylors, acceptable?.   Do these no longer meet the standard of care?


Donald Abramowitz
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

Liquids could soak through the booties, so I don't think they are a reasonable choice. Students often suggest duct tape around a sock of some sort, but I do not allow that either. Depending on the cast/boot involved, we have allowed leather ballet slippers if they provide adequate coverage of the toes and other parts of the foot are adequately covered by the other parts of the slipper or by the boot itself.

Barbara Mowery
General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator
Physical Sciences Department
York College of Pennsylvania
441 Country Club Road
York PA 17403-3651
113 Campbell Hall         717-815-6480     

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Maria Weizer <mweizer**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:



I would like to know what policies/procedures others have regarding students who are in leg casts where the toes are exposed during undergraduate chemistry lab.  One option was shoe cover booties.  Any other ideas?  We do not currently have a procedure for this.



Maria T. Weizer

Laboratories Manager

Valencia College- Lake Nona Campus

12350 Narcoossee Road, Room 1-348

Orlando, FL 32832




This information is intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. 
Any review, disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this e-mail communication by 
others is strictly prohibited.  If you are  not the intended recipient, please notify us 
immediately by returning  this message to the sender and delete all copies.

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.