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By Anonymous - / Friday 15 April 2016 20:18 / United States
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What's so bad about the lab coat around the waist? If your F I could understand why you wanted it to cover other things

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I don't know how many times it has to be explained that some people have an updated version of the app that doesn't have gender or location listed on the posts.

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Even if he did say that, it still makes sense for him to say "if op were a F" as in, what if? Don't be a douchenozzle.

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I'm confused because I can see Op's gender and location on both my android and IOS devices. Both say that Op is a male from the United States of America.

I would think most people would know how dangerous chemicals they're working with are, cos you know, you're working with the chemicals.

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It's a figure of speech. Like, "I found out how hot the stove is when I sat on it naked." Obviously the idea of the stove being hot, and there being ways to measure that, are not new. It's first hand experience driving it home.

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Not all lab coats are long. My lab coat goes to roughly halfway down my butt. Certainly not long enough to cover the nether regions.

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Even then, if the spill is bad enough, they'd have you strip down and chem bath for safety precautions.

As a chemist, I'm not quite sure what you were expecting. Knowing the hazards of your chemicals is part of your job. I work with lethal substances, high/low pH solutions, carcinogens, etc. and we are trained for proper measures in the case of exposure for each chemical. Also, I highly doubt you would have been allowed to return home without being monitored by medical services.

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I agree, probably has more clothes in the car. And sometimes being aware of how dangerous something is mentally isn't the same as being reminded physically.

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#24: I hate to be a realist, but sometimes you don't have a chance to be reminded physically. One of my chemicals will kill me with a skin exposure the size of a quarter. We actually had a near miss last week (dude is extremely lucky to be alive), and a death in the industry last year from this particular material. I use it often. Another of my chemicals is so corrosive that it'll eat my skin to my bones. Another will give me cancer. Chemistry isn't a game, and many people underestimate the dang

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I'm sure they really were aware. It's a figure of speech. "I found out how sharp kitten claws are when they lacerated my cornea" doesn't mean someone didn't know previously that they were sharp, or wasn't being careful. It means that they now have first hand knowledge. Because accidents do happen, even in labs with dangerous materials.

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You mean aside from "chemistry, the board game," chemistry is not a game. The board game is fun. Especially when we squirt each other with H2SO4. Or guess which hat has mercury in it by feeling around. I always loved playing that game. Now i haunt the fml site. Because im a ghost. I cant seem to remember how that happened though....

The most important thing is, You're Alive. Sure burns hurt, but in time, they'll heal. It's unfortunate to hear you had an accident, hope the pain goes away. I'd recommend a cream, but alas, I cannot think of any off the top of my head.

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Chemical "burns" are a little worse than regular burns, and even minor ones can leave gnarly scars. This post makes it sound rather frivolous, but hopefully the situation was handled with a higher degree of seriousness.

I believe a msds could have told you that, not sure if this is outside US or not ( damn app update) but US its a legal requirement for your employer to keep that info onsite.

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