Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:10:50 -0400
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From: "Lazarski, Peter M." <Peter.Lazarski**At_Symbol_Here**US.NGRID.COM>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on UCLA fatal accident.
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For what little it is worth, when purchasing lab coats, they should be checked to see if they mee t the requirements specified in

·       ASTM F2302, Stand ard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing as Heat and Flame Resistant

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mail to:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Kohler, Chris E
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Thoughts on UCLA fatal accident.

Her e at this institution we have labs that run the gamut from those that have an incidental use of less-hazardous chemicals to those that utilize large q uantities of flammable liquids and reactives.

We understand that this was not the only issue surrounding the tragic accident but after UCLA we examined the fabric of the lab coats being utilized and found that (rather than cotton) most existing lab coats are 60-80% polyeste r and were selected for the price, lightness, and permanent press qualities .

One of the things that we could accomplish immediately was reinforce our train ing program to specifically instruct and require research scientists in hig h-hazard laboratories (those that use flammable liquids and reactive chemic als) 1) not to wear synthetic clothing into the labs and 2) utilize all cot ton lab coats.

We also have a door sign program in which we can specifically require cotton o r even fire resistant lab coats for specific labs if necessary.

Has anyone else examined this issue and what were your conclusions?

Tha nks,

Chr is

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