Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 15:56:28 -0500
Reply-To: Laurence Stock <stock1lj**At_Symbol_Here**CMICH.EDU>
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From: Laurence Stock <stock1lj**At_Symbol_Here**CMICH.EDU>
Subject: Re: Laboratory PPE and lab coats cleaning
Comments: To: "Lazarski, Peter M."
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When new lab coats only cost 14.41 why clean them? Just buy new!

On Jan 2, 2008, at 3:23 PM, Lazarski, Peter M. wrote:

> I can't help with #1 (how is it that PPE would interferes with work on
> plants?) but for #2, we have a commercial laundry service come in  
> once a
> week to take the soiled coats and return clean. Current cost is
> $3.09/coat/week.
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> Subject: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory PPE and lab coats cleaning
> Dear list members,
> Hope the holiday season was good to you and yours. I have a double  
> fold
> question for the group and would appreciate any suggestions or  
> ideas you
> may
> have
> 1.	PPE in labs: We have a policy to wear Personal protective
> equipment
> (PPE) which include lab coats and safety glasses in all research labs.
> Our
> hard science group i.e. Chemistry, polymer sciences would wear  
> them. The
> life science group: Biology, Vet and Animal science and psychology  
> tend
> to
> fight the issue citing that they work with plants, and microscopes
> etc... My
> questions: Any of your organizations have encountered these same  
> issues?
> .do
> you suggest individual Chem. Hygiene plans so that the PI can  
> delineate
> areas for safety eyewear uses. Ca you suggest any sample of Individual
> Chem.
> Hygiene plan effective to use in a research labs, mostly in the life
> science
> ones?
> 2.	Lab coats cleaning: Our researchers said they would use their
> lab
> coats more if the lab coats can be cleaned by the institution. Do you
> have
> an inexpensive service on campus for dirty lab coats? We asked they
> don't
> take the contaminated coats home to be cleaned.
> Thank you in advance for all your help and /or suggestions. Have a  
> great
> New
> Year!
> Yung Morgan, MsPH
> Chemical Safety
> Industrial Hygiene Services
> Environmental Health and Safety
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> UMASS,Amherst MA 01003
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> Fax  (413) 545-2600
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