From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Students with Leg Cast in Lab
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:29:30 -0500
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However, depending on the chemicals in use and reactant products, Chemtape(as used by HAZMAT Teams) might be an option to duct tape with the material to be chosen in accordance with manufactures issues such as penetration rates and breakthrough times.

You might also look at whether the cast material is traditional plaster or newer materials. Some of these newer ones might allow reasonable decon of certain very low to mild corrosivity/toxicit chemicalsy, but data are lacking.

Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Medical Toxicologist

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 11:12 AM, Barbara Mowery <bmowery**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
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



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