From: Joseph Peters <0000156b5ab394bd-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Use of Ear Buds / Headphones
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2021 17:51:08 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Hi Ralph,

I have a question for the group.

What is the policy that various groups have on wearing earbuds / headphones in a Lab / chemical plant environment? I seem to recall that this was a topic of discussion in the past.

We operate bench, pilot, and demonstration scale chemical plants at this site. We also have a number of analytical labs. Our evacuation procedures start with an audible alarm or page to evacuate / define the emergency.

We have thought about allowing single earbuds only but are not sure if even this is acceptable. Any comments would be appreciated.



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