Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:21:37 -0500
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From: "Humphrey, Karalyn J." <Karalyn_Humphrey**At_Symbol_Here**BAYLOR.EDU>
Subject: Lab Coat policy query


My university is looking at rewriting their lab coat policy to make them ma
ndatory for certain lower level teaching labs.  What we're currently trying
 to iron out are the details of the following:

1)      Are the students responsible for keeping up with their own lab coat
, or is it the department's responsibility to store the coats for all the s
2)      Who is responsible for laundering the coats - the department or the

We have a lab enrollment of several thousand students.  My current thinking
 is to allow the students to keep up with and launder their own coats, exce
pt in the case of a chemical spill.  But I wanted to put out this query and
 see what other institutions were doing.

Thank you,

Karen Humphrey

Laboratory Coordinator & Safety Officer / Part-time Lecturer
Baylor Univ. Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: BSB E.111
Phone: (254) 710-2002

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