safetyglasses paper-1

safetyglasses paper-1 -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/previous_issues/articles/2006_08_04/wear_ your_safety_goggles Wear Your Safety Goggles Jim Kling United States 4 August 2006  Laboratories are hazardous places. It's easy to forget that when you work in one, day after day, and it's easy  to get complacent about eyewear. But eye injuries are painful and sometimes permanent, and all it takes is a  momentary lapse. Consider this example from an upper-division organic chemistry course at a small private  college. A student arrived with no lab coat and didn't put on his safety goggles. He took a place at a shared  fume hood with two other students, one of whom was in the process of heating solvent in a flask.  Suspicious that something wasn't right, the student heating the solvent raised the sash of the fume hood to  adjust the setup.  At that moment the glass shattered, spraying solvent on all three students. Two of them were wearing eye  protection. The new arrival, working next to the student whose flask had shattered, took solvent directly in  both eyes. "He was there less than 2 minutes, and he ended up with permanent reduction in his vision," says  Denis Sapiro, manager of the Occupational Health and Safety Office at the University of Washington, 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

safetyglasses paper-1 -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online