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Stenger - Judith DiSalvo (jstenger)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 10:45:57 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Jerry,
You're right about the tempera--it smells awful! As for rubber gloves,
who would have thought we in the teaching profession would have to worry
about blood borne pathogens? The school nurse reminded me to dispose of
linoleum cutting blades when students get cut, and to put the blades in a
separate container so as not to expose the building maintenence workers. I
also use sewing needles from time to time and give them a dash of clorox
after each class. Paranoid? maybe--but Hepatitis B and some other
nasties are viable for days. Who needs it?
On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, Jerry Deasy wrote:

> Judy
> Safety can be carried too far. A couple of years ago I noticed that my
> tempera paint started going bad and after complaining to the company
> that made it found out that because of safety factors, tempera paint
> has to be edible, so now it spoils like unrefrigerated food.
> I have always been considerate and asked students if they had allergies or
> breating ploblems with clay dust for example.
> I have to tell you though that I felt "diseased" or something when I cut
> myself by accident and the nurse and one administrator came into the room
> wearing rubber gloves and a mask! I cut myself and did not realize it while
> doing a demo of mat cutting and the poor students looked at me in horror
> when they realized I was not aware of the cut. The students kidded me
> about that for two years until they graduated.
> Jerry
> At 02:32 PM 8/20/96 -0400, you wrote:
> >Mark,
> >Your points are well taken.
> >Judy