From: "Gibson, James" <jgibson**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab coat selection information?
Date: July 5, 2012 7:27:51 PM EDT
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Hi Kim –


FYI. Below is a link to another UCLA guidance document on the selection and use of PPE.


Best regards, James



James H. Gibson, PhD, MPH


UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety

501 Westwood Plaza, 4th Floor - MC 160508

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1605

Tel: 310-206-6544






From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:15 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab coat selection information?


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
EH&S    Z=6200
Stony Brook University
FAX: 631-632-9683
EH&S Web site:

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