Safety & Environmental Management

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Revised: April, 2000

Appendix D - Eye Protection Policy

All affected employees and students shall use appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from :

  1. Flying particles
  2. Molten metal
  3. Liquid chemicals
  4. Acids or caustic liquids
  5. Chemical gases or vapors
  6. Potentially injurious light radiation

Employees and students exposed to flying particles must wear safety glasses. Employees and students exposed to items 2, 3, 4, and/or 5 listed above must wear chemical splash goggles. Employees and students exposed to potentially injurious light radiation shall use equipment with filter lenses that have a shade number appropriate for the work being performed for protection from injurious light radiation.

All protective eye and face devices purchased after July 5, 1994
must comply with ANSI Z87.1-1989.

Experiments that involve special hazards such as concentrated acids or bases, systems under high pressure or reduced pressure, and techniques that use active metals such as sodium shall be conducted with extra precautions. The laboratory supervisor shall determine what additional eye protection should be used such as a full face shield in addition to chemical splash goggles and may also require that the experiment be conducted in a hood with a safety window.

Eye protection will not normally be required in the following situations:

  1. Instructional laboratories during a lecture presentation or quiz, or during a Anonchemical situation@ such as molecular model building - instructors will notify students when goggles are not required.
  2. The use of special instruments that require viewing through an eyepiece - instructors will notify students when goggles are not required. Users of instruments in rooms LS 430 and LS 434 are not required to use eye protection when operating instruments.

The laboratory instructor is responsible for enforcing eye protection policies in his/her laboratory. Laboratory Instructor must explain course eye protection policy the first class period. Students are required to purchase their own acceptable eye protection by the second laboratory period of a laboratory course. Only instructor approved eye protection is allowed. Eye protection is available for purchase in the Campus book store. The stockroom has no obligation to provide eye protective equipment to students.

The following tables list science lab course by discipline and indicate eye protection required. This information will be updated on an annual basis to reflect instructor requirements for eye protection. Course eye protection requirements are based on instructor evaluation of potential eye hazards in his/her course. Note: A 'Yes' in the eye protection column indicates a requirement of chemical splash goggles.

204 - Biology
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
204-202 Principles of Biology I No
204-203 Principles of Biology II Yes
204-302 Microbiology UV in one lab
204-304 Genetics UV in one lab
204-307 Cell Biology No
204-310 Plant Taxonomy No
204-311 Plant Physiology No
204-312 Mycology No
204-317 Structure of Seed Plants No
204-320 Field Botany No
204-340 Comparative Anatomy Select
204-342 Ornithology No
204-345 Mammalogy No
204-347 Developmental Biology UV in one lab
Invertebrate Biology No
204-402 Advanced Microbiology Select
204-408 (225-408) Molecular Biology Select

225 - Chemistry
All courses with a 225 prefix require chemical splash goggle use in the lab at all times with the exception of 225-408, Molecular Biology, and 225-413, Instrumental Analysis, which require splash goggle use in select experiments.
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
225-101 Fundamentals of Chemistry Yes
225-108 General Chemistry Yes
225-211 Principles of Chemistry I Yes
225-212 Principles of Chemistry II Yes
225-301 Bio-Organic Lab Yes
225-304 Organic I Lab Yes
225-305 Organic II Lab Yes
225-311 Analytical Chemistry Yes
225-322 Thermo and Kinetics Lab Yes
225-323 Structure of Matter Lab Yes
225-331 Biochemistry Lab Yes
225-403 Advanced Organic Lab Yes
225-408 Molecular Biology Select
225-411 Inorganic Chemistry Select
225-418 Nuclear Physics Lab Yes
225-435 Environmental Chemistry Yes

296 - Earth Science
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
262-202 Physical Geology Select
296-204 Geological Evolution Select
296-340 Rock and Mineral Resources Select

325 - Engineering
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
225-201 Engineering Materials Select

362 - Environmental Sciences
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
362-302 Principles of Ecology No
362-321 Soil Environment Lab Select
362-363 Plant and Forest Pathology No
362-403 Aquatic Ecology Select
362-467 Ecological Methods of Analysis Select

478 - Human Biology
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
478-204 Anatomy and Physiology Select
478-350 Principles of Exercise Physiology No
478-351 Kinesiology No
478-483 Microscopic Anatomy No
478-403 Human Physiology Lab No

694 - Nutritional Science
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
694-212 Nature of Food No
694-312 Quantity Food Production No
694-327 Nutritional Biochemistry Yes

754 - Physics
Course # Course Name Eye Protection
754-103 Fundamentals of Physics I Select
754-104 Fundamentals of Physics II Select
754-181 Concepts of Physics No
754-201 Principles of Physics I Select
754-202 Principles of Physics II Select
754-322 Thermo and Kinetics Lab Yes
754-323 Structure of Matter Lab Yes
754-418 Nuclear Physics Yes