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    Honestly never heard of it. From your tone, I didn't miss anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farothel View Post
    I read a newspaper article some time ago about bus drivers who did the exact same thing. Shorts were not allowed, but skirts were (that was intended only for female drivers, but it was never specified as such), so they wore skirts to work. I can understand that, as in a bus without airco and a lot of glass it can get quite hot in summer.
    Every June/July, regular as clockwork, the British press has a story about a boy wearing a skirt to school in protest at not being allowed shorts. I'm beginning to think journalists have a special "boy in a skirt" hotline.

    Anyway, back to the original topic, I'm reminded of the lab safety document I was given in undergrad:

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    10) Alert a technician or demonstrator to any spills.
    11) Students must not:
    Smoke in the lab.
    Eat or drink in the lab.
    Bring bags into the lab.
    12) Wear appropriate safety gear (see apendix A) at all times.
    13) Perform all reactions likely to generate gases in a fume cupboard.
    Cue everybody removing their safety goggles for a second at the beginning of each lab so that they wouldn't be wearing appropriate safety gear at all times, since that would be against the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Every June/July, regular as clockwork, the British press has a story about a boy wearing a skirt to school in protest at not being allowed shorts. I'm beginning to think journalists have a special "boy in a skirt" hotline.

    Anyway, back to the original topic, I'm reminded of the lab safety document I was given in undergrad:



    Cue everybody removing their safety goggles for a second at the beginning of each lab so that they wouldn't be wearing appropriate safety gear at all times, since that would be against the rules.
    That document is written correctly though. 12 is not 11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Every June/July, regular as clockwork, the British press has a story about a boy wearing a skirt to school in protest at not being allowed shorts. I'm beginning to think journalists have a special "boy in a skirt" hotline.
    Don't forget the inevitable September 'kid sent home because trousers showed socks' headline.

    I remember my school days, my school had a very casual uniform policy, but I think shorts were still banned (pretty much anything that showed your knees were). By sixth form it pretty much boiled down to 'you shall wear clothes. Thy clothes will not reveal thy shoulders, knees, or stomach'.

    Anyway, back to the original topic, I'm reminded of the lab safety document I was given in undergrad:



    Cue everybody removing their safety goggles for a second at the beginning of each lab so that they wouldn't be wearing appropriate safety gear at all times, since that would be against the rules.
    We didn't have any safety gear. Eve in the high voltage lab (which was also the only engineering lab to have safety equipment and an airlock). To be fair, in the Other electronics labs the only times you were going to be working above milliamps was when plugging something into the wall, and we did most of our work at around the 5V milliampere current range. And you could not touch the wires in the high voltage lab.

    But still, two thirds of the course hadn't ever used a soldering iron before, and were just let loose. On decent lead based solder as well, not this safer silver based stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    That document is written correctly though. 12 is not 11.
    The indentation made it look like part of the "thou shalt not" list. Besides, we were chemists, not mathematicians.

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    I remember my school days, my school had a very casual uniform policy, but I think shorts were still banned (pretty much anything that showed your knees were). By sixth form it pretty much boiled down to 'you shall wear clothes. Thy clothes will not reveal thy shoulders, knees, or stomach'.
    So how many people turned up in only kneepads, pauldrons and wrestling belts?

    We didn't have any safety gear. Even in the high voltage lab (which was also the only engineering lab to have safety equipment and an airlock). To be fair, in the Other electronics labs the only times you were going to be working above milliamps was when plugging something into the wall, and we did most of our work at around the 5V milliampere current range. And you could not touch the wires in the high voltage lab.

    But still, two thirds of the course hadn't ever used a soldering iron before, and were just let loose. On decent lead-based solder as well, not this safer silver based stuff.
    Soldering irons aren't that dangerous, just don't touch the hot end, and you'd have to solder continually for a while before you inhaled enough lead to be toxic. Now if you'd been using mercury amalgum, then I'd be worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    The indentation made it look like part of the "thou shalt not" list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    So how many people turned up in only kneepads, pauldrons and wrestling belts?
    None, I was just remarking on how sometimes rules are shockingly incomplete. Plus there were Othery regulations banning nudity.

    Underwear was not required, but was recommended. Especially if you had PE.

    Soldering irons aren't that dangerous, just don't touch the hot end, and you'd have to solder continually for a while before you inhaled enough lead to be toxic. Now if you'd been using mercury amalgum, then I'd be worried.
    Oh, I'm shocked that they let us loose on them without so much as a 'do not touch the metal end'. Or shoe regulations, from my time at secondary school most problems arose when people dropped the things.

    But once you know how they work they're incredibly safe. But you should give either a basic briefing or safety equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelphas View Post
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    Me and a couple of coworkers got bored one day and tried to come up with the most absurd outfit that was technically legal by the company dress code. I think we came up with a wedding dress over a suit of plate armor, diving flippers, a welders mask, and a top hat. It's rather easy when the dress code focuses more on what items aren't permitted, instead of just saying what you should wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    The indentation made it look like part of the "thou shalt not" list. Besides, we were chemists, not mathematicians. .
    This reminds me of the argument over if you can be a X, if you have a degree in X, but not a job in X.

    I have a friend who has a degree in biology, but has a job in chemistry (he makes various mud things . . . muds?). I would think that he could call himself a biologist and a chemist.

    Are you not a doctor if you do not have a job as a doctor?

    It is all very confusing.
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    That rule probably applies to the pornographic industry. Just say'in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkrose50 View Post
    This reminds me of the argument over if you can be a X, if you have a degree in X, but not a job in X.

    I have a friend who has a degree in biology, but has a job in chemistry (he makes various mud things . . . muds?). I would think that he could call himself a biologist and a chemist.

    Are you not a doctor if you do not have a job as a doctor?

    It is all very confusing.
    I'd argue that you're an X if you work as an X or have a qualification as an X. I have a chemistry degree, so I'm a chemist. I'm working as a trainee teacher, so I'm a trainee teacher. When I stop teaching, I'll be a former/retired teacher, but I'll still be a chemist.
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