Lesson learned video: Acid burn

I just learned about two new videos from the University of California, San Diego (again!). The first is a great lesson learned video from a researcher who was burned when trifluoroacetic acid ran down her arm:

The second is more of a PSA-style video about eye protection:

I’ve added them to my videos list. As always, let me know if there’s a good video out there that I should include!

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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  1. An acid accident can be a life changing experience. Because of a mislabeled sample I was sprayed in the face with fuming nitric acid. Fortunately I had on safety glasses even thought they were not required at that time (early 1970s) and a lab coat. Between the glasses and a quick acting coworker who removed my contaminated shirt and stuck my face under a faucet, all I have to show are a few tiny faded scars and no eye damage. Now safety glasses and lab coats are mandatory as are eyewashes and safety showers. Safety is not to be taken lightly.
    I have taught lab safety for over 30 years and used my personal experience in every training course.