So we found out last week that because of the chemicals that are used in our labs, there will be some safety spot checks later this year, and then randomly to make sure people are practicing proper lab safety. We work with a lot of chemicals, and there have been some explosions and leaks in some of the labs. they are labs, and that is going to happen from time to time.
So even I am now required to put on a pair of safety glasses when I go in the labs. It’s no big deal to me, my attitude is, what works tells me to do at work, I do it, as long as I have no strong moral objection to what I am being told to do.
I had to pick up some surplus equipment this week and some of it had locks on it, and no keys were found. Honestly, I didn’t look that hard, because I was itching to use my new safety glasses. So I grabbed the bolt cutters and began breaking locks. And yes, I am glad that I now have safety glasses, because while breaking the locks, a few pieces did fly back and hit me in the face. Mostly because of the way I was breaking the bolts.
Moral of the story, even computer people need safety glasses.