From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Contact Lenses in Eyewash?
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:28:38 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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I require goggles in any labs where there is a risk of a splash to the eyes that would require an eyewash.  We have never had to use the eyewash for its intended purposes.  We do ask that they put a red mark on each side of the goggles if they are wearing contacts so that we know.


Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan - Flint


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 6:50 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



Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

Co-Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee

Amy LeVesconte Professorship of Chemistry

JAMP Faculty Director

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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Belton, TX  76513-2599

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