Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:18:12 -0500
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Subject: Lab Coat Management? Who, what, how?
We are reviewing how lab coats are managed
on our campus. We'd appreciate feedback on how your university/college
handles lab coats (non-clinical) for research labs:
1. How are lab coats purchased?
individual student/staff/faculty buys their own?
PIs buy them for their labs?
2. How are they laundered?
it up to the individual to launder their own lab coat?
lab uses only disposable lab coats?
lab has a washer/dryer for individuals within their own group to use?
departments have a washer/dryer for individuals to use?
is a lab coat laundry service on campus? (who runs it?)
is a lab coat exchange program with an outside vendor on campus? (who
is vendor and who manages the program?)
3. How is EH&S involved in the lab
the lab coat purchase &/or laundry program?
recommend lab coat types when asked?
lab coat use as an inspection item during lab inspections?
I'm sure that there's lots of different
things happening across NYS! If any of you are running or have a full lab
coat laundry/exchange program on your campus, please let me know so I can
ask lots more questions.
You can email me directly (kim.auletta**At_Symbol_Here**stonybrook.edu)
and I'll compile results & post back to the list.
Lab Safety Specialist
Stony Brook University
EH&S Web site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/
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