Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 09:20:03 -0500
Reply-To: Dan Crowl <crowl**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Dan Crowl <crowl**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Lab Coats for Chemistry Dept.?
Comments: To: Sheila Kennedy
In-Reply-To: <41BF2875.70702**At_Symbol_Here**>

In my research lab, I also require that the lab coats be fire resistant,
if they are handling flammable materials.  This applies to graduate and
undergraduate students.  I provide these at my expense.

The frc lab coats cost a lot more, but I think it is well worth the
money.  A lot cheaper than skin grafts!

Dan Crowl
Michigan Tech University

Sheila Kennedy wrote:

> 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.
> Sheila
> --
> 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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