From: "Wright, Mike" <mwright**At_Symbol_Here**USW.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab PPE Update and Request
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:11:38 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Sorry, but I have to say one thing about contacts. A rule of thumb we follow in industrial settings is that if a workplace needs an eyewash station, people who work there should not be wearing contacts.


Michael J. Wright

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United Steelworkers


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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab PPE Update and Request


This might be helpful to you:


Please don't drag us back into the contact lens debate!  Contact lenses are safe to wear in lab, making sure proper safety eyewear is also worn.  If you need references (going back a decade or more), check the archives.




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: Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:25 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab PPE Update and Request


Hi all-


  I want to thank you again for your help and response on the LAB PPE response to Yoga or Synthetic Pants and exposed ankles. We would like to make a major overhaul to the safety language in our department. I am reaching out to the group again for some additional help. If anybody is willing to share some proper language or examples of proper PPE rules for undergraduate college labs. I would really appreciate as we make some major changes to reflect these small details. Also does anybody know the exact language about contacts under safety glasses? Is is allowable or not? Thanks for all your help and guidance.



Aniello Tambasco

Lab tech. & assistant

WIlkes U Chem. Deptartment


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