From: jeskiekb**At_Symbol_Here**comcast.net <jeskiekb**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Attire in Academic Laboratories
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:06:43 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
I was thinking about this looking at the tags on clothes getting ready for work this morning. It's nearly impossible to find clothes today that are made from natural fibers. This might make for a good project for some curious undergraduate student - the resistance of different fiber blends to permiation...might also add fire retardant properties, melt patterns, etc. Pictures would be very useful to a lot of people.
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I had to look up jeggings as well. Sorry I didČ?|
First, I admit to being a Dinosaur and having to look up jeggings.
Pretty exciting stuff for a plaintiff"s lawyer and "an expert". Acid burns to the legs of a young women ought to be worth quite a lot. Ignoring a duty of care.
Synthetic fiber stretch material in a lab where acids and solvents are handled is clearly not appropriate; however, it is a risk assessment issue that each institution needs to address. Lab coats can help, but must obviously be complete button up and cover most of the torso. As a professional matter, it is not acceptable to wear clothing that will be degraded and/or increase the severity of hazard in the event of a spill.
S.Z. Mansdorf, PhD, CIH, CSP, QEP
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