Gloves, goggles, glasses, respirators, hearing protective devices, masks, face shields, eye wash stations, and first aid kits are available and easily accessible throughout the DVTC facilities. LMU keeps a central file of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) online that is accessible anytime on the MyLMU site, under the Menu, Resources, Safety & Facilities Management, Quick Links (on the left), MSDS Online.The SDS list of necessary PPE that is required for any chemical or other product that may be used. Any PPE that appears to be worn or defective should be reported immediately.

Safety glasses and direct vented goggles

Safety glasses and direct vented goggles may be appropriate PPE where mechanical injury is the primary concern. These items to not provide adequate biological protection where there is significant zoonotic disease risk.

Indirect vented Goggles

Indirect vented goggles provide substantial protection from dust, particulates and liquid splashes. Unvented goggles generally fog easily and may be difficult to use effectively. Many brands and styles are available with highly variable costs. Goggles may impact the fit of respirators and vice-versa. If using goggles and respirators together in a strenuous environment, the fit of both products may easily be compromised.

Face shields

Face shields are often used in clinical or laboratory settings for splash protection. Face shields do not provide protection from dust and particulates and are not an effective form of PPE in the typical agricultural setting.

Hearing Conservation

Students of the LMU-CVM will be in contact with loud noises on a daily basis. Areas that could potentially contain loud noises include, but are not limited to, BTC, ETC, VET and SACSC. If a student feels that their hearing is at any time in danger they will be provided with ear plugs. The canine kennels at the DVTC are designated hearing protection areas. Hearing protection will be worn by all personnel entering these areas when dogs are present.