@BranVanChemist, showing off a nice pair of lab glasses (with side shields!) and lab coat.
Seriously, though, we try to do things right every day, and we try to teach people to do things right every day.
So why not take a day to celebrate and advertise that scientists/chemists wear PPE on a daily basis and that we should wear PPE on a daily basis?
Doing it, and showing that we do it, is one of the best ways that we can encourage safer practice in the laboratory and that we can encourage younger students to take safety seriously.
C&EN senior editor Jyllian Kemsley and kids, all modeling the safest (and brightest?) in lab goggles!
A great picture of hard hat (our first hard hat!) and lab glasses from It’s the Rheo Thing.
Another pic of safety shoes from It’s the Rheo Thing. (Hilarious blogpost.)
@flippantchemist (in lab coat, lab glasses and gloves) says “Because wearing white coat isn’t a good idea if you work with colors!”