From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Contact Lenses in Eyewash?
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:39:12 -0600
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:50 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Contact Lenses in Eyewash?



Good Afternoon,


Is there any word on OSHA's requirement as to when contact lenses should be removed while using an eyewash?  The ACS Safety Video "Starting with Safety,"  states the following.  "If you are wearing contacts get them out as soon as you've given your eyes a good initial rinsing and then continue washing for at least 15 minutes then see a doctor."  On the other hand, someone told me OSHA requires rinsing the eyes 15 minutes before attempting to remove the contact lenses.  Thank you!


Ruth Ann



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