This was brought up at a previous institution, and they finally decided to allow them. Considering how ingrained they are into everyday female attire they felt it would be a battle they could never win. During the safety orientation they would stress that leggings are not recommended and that they still had to cover the whole leg, not stop 2 inches above the ankle as most do. Enough kids got sent home every day with shorts and sandals, had they implemented no leggings, the chem labs for nurses would have stayed empty.
Do you permit your students to wear leggings/jeggings in your academic chemistry labs?
If not, have you included a section on this in your safety rules?
Would you be willing to share the wording in your safety rules with me?
I chair the departmental safety committee and I plan to include this topic as an agenda item for the February meeting.
As always, thank you for your assistance.
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