From: Michael <mabuczynski**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Student Accommodation Question
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:13:56 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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First can you concentrate the actual time in the lab by itself and do the data crunching outside of the lab. That said there is a type of crocks that do not have holes in them that restaurant employees wear which are roomy. This may be a solution where the student could put them on only to work a short time in the lab. Hope this helps

Mike Buczynski  
Sr EHS Advisor Product Stewardship/ Regulatory Affairs
Afton chemical Richmond VA

On Jul 6, 2017, at 12:05 PM, Chance, Brandon <bchance**At_Symbol_Here**MAIL.SMU.EDU> wrote:


I would appreciate your input on the following:

We have a student (senior) that is scheduled to take a chemistry lab during our second summer session.  Due to a skin condition, the student is not able to wear closed-toed shoes at this time.  The lab uses concentrated acids and bases among its various hazards, so lack of protective footwear is not an option.  I am looking for ideas to address this.  

I do not think that chem-resistant booties are an option as the whole issue is allowing the feet to breath, and any protective bootie would be impervious to chemicals and exasperate the student's condition.  This lab is a results-driven lab and student grades are based on results, so simply supplying data and having the student write up reports based on provided data would not be feasible. 

Any help is appreciated. 


Brandon S. Chance, MS, CCHO
Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Risk Management
Southern Methodist University 
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