Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:52:53 -0800
Reply-To: Sheila Kennedy <smk**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.UCSD.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Sheila Kennedy <smk**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Lab Coats for Chemistry Dept.?
Comments: To: Renee Eshcoff
In-Reply-To: <s1be9787.034**At_Symbol_Here**>

I asked a similar question (about both industrial & academic labs)  and
received a number of useful answers last summer. Let me know if you want
any of that information.

We are just now in the process of implementing a new rule that all
person working in the lab (students, instructors, TAs, & staff) wear
closed, long (knee-length) lab coats in addition to eye protection and
closed shoes.


If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Teaching Labs
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA  92093-0303
(858) 534-0063
(858) 534-0221

Renee Eshcoff wrote:

> Hello everyone!  I am trying to find out if the common practice for
> Chemistry PI's is to wear lab coats (during lab, research, and any other
> time they are working with/around chemicals), per their Hazard
> Assessments?  What about for Chemistry students?  Is it required that
> they wear lab coats for the same?  Thanks for any information you can
> provide.
> Renee A. Eshcoff, CHMM
> Environmental Health & Safety Mgr.
> Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
> office:    260-481-5744
> fax:        260-481-4169
> cellular:  260-710-6307
> eshcoffr**At_Symbol_Here**

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