Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:24:26 -0500
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From: "George D. McCallion" <medchem**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: Lab Coat Options
Comments: cc: Danielle Boren
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You might want to consider Tyvek (zippered) as an alternative PPE.  
They also offer buttoned tyvek coats as well.

VWR carries a good selection.

Hope this helps.

btw, I won't comment on the individual who says the coats are too  
hot....except to say that if it's too hot, then get out of the kitchen!

George D. McCallion
Chemist III
Chemical Process Research & Development
Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials
2003 Nolte Drive
West Deptford, NJ 08066-1742
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On Feb 16, 2010, at 2:20 PM, Danielle Boren wrote:

> 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=92s 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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