There's nothing in the PPE language from OSHA which will help you directly in your quest.
But the University of California may be able to help. We have a systemwide policy that basically requires lab workers to be covered from collarbone to toes Ð which would include that bare ankle (they'll wear ballet flats, too, and expose the tops of their feet).
Here's the link to the policy statement: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3500597/PersonalProtectiveEquip
Here's a link to some training resources that may be helpful to you: http://www.ucop.edu/environment-health-safety/training/personal-protective-equipment.html
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: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU]
On Behalf Of Tambasco, Aniello
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:48 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab PPE Question
I need help with a lab concern about proper lab PPE. I had a question about yoga/ spandex pants. Some of our undergraduate students use these pants and their ankles are exposed because they wear low cut socks and sneakers. Is there anything in the PPE language from OSHA, that these pants are prohibited? Thank you in advance for your time.
Lab technician and Assistant
Wilkes-Barre PA 18766
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