From: kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab coat selection information?
Date: July 5, 2012 11:15:08 AM EDT
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I'm looking for guidance on lab coat selection. We've always recommended rated FR lab coats for high-fire risk work, 100% cotton for some fire risk work, and poly blend for low risk lab work.

I'd like to post a written guideline for our researchers to follow. After all your help with my initial lab coat laundry survey, I found these 2 items and was wondering if anyone else had written guidance. I have not yet uncovered any official regulatory or consensus documents for lab coat use.

UCLA Lab Coat Policy

Yale PPE

Anything else out there?


Kim Gates Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
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Stony Brook University
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