Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be available for laboratory personnel who are working with hazardous materials. It is also appropriate for laboratories to provide safety glasses for visitors and a sign indicting that eye protection is required where hazardous materials are in use.
Personal Protective Equipment is not supplied by EH&S. However, EH&S will assist with recommendations on specific types and uses of PPE.
Eye and face protection must be worn in the laboratory when there is a potential for contact with hazardous chemicals or other agents (e.g., non-ionizing radiation, biohazardous materials, flying objects). Please note that all protective eye and face wear should meet American National Standards Institute ANSI Z 87.1, 1989 standards. Visitor safety glasses are not acceptable for any laboratory procedures. (Contact EH&S for standards.)
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