Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:32:11 -0500
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From: Phil Anderson <panderson**At_Symbol_Here**AQUASCIENCE.COM>
Subject: Re: Lab Coat Options
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There are many types of "Lab Coats".  Try them all, but I like the pure cotton ones (they "breathe") or the light weight dacron models. 
The reason that they should be worn is that the clothing many people wear is not acid-proof, nor is it capable of being just thrown away if it is too contaminated.  Be propared to discard a great many lab coats at least until the party gets into a comfortable one. 
Also be aware that many times, the makers lie about what size the coats are that they supply.

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Danielle Boren
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:20 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat Options

Does anyone have experience with chemists that state they are too hot to wear lab coats?  For the most part, all scientists in my company comply. One exception – he flat out refuses to wear the lab coat because he says it makes him so hot he feels like he’s going to pass out.

Since the whole point of wearing a lab coat is to protect against spills and splashes, wearing a thinner coat does not seem like a viable option. 

I would like to find a solution that is workable for the employee, but also protects the company from liability.

Thank you.

Danielle M. Boren

Laboratory Safety Manager

Senomyx, Inc.

4767 Nexus Center Dr. San Diego, Ca 92121

858-646-8357 office

858-404-0752 fax

858-401-2374 mobile

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