From: Patricia Redden <predden**At_Symbol_Here**SAINTPETERS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coats In Teaching Labs and Research Labs at Academic Institutions
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 16:43:49 -0400
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We recommend aprons, as per SACL, for teaching labs, but our bio department requires lab coats so most students use them. They are responsible for buying and washing (if they ever do).

Pat Redden

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Kohler, Christopher E <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Greetings all,

We are trying to get a handle on the current norm for providing lab coats (or aprons) in 1) teaching labs, and 2) in research labs at academic institutions.

Has anyone done any benchmarking or know of any recent articles?

Some of the questions we have include:

Do you require "lab coats" in academic chemistry teaching labs?

Do you require "aprons" in academic teaching labs?

Do you require "lab coats" in research labs?

Do you require "fire resistant (FR) lab coats" in organic research labs?

Do you rent them?

Do you purchase them?

Do you have the vendor launder them?

Do you launder them yourselves?

Who pays for them?

Many thanks,


Christopher E. Kohler, MS, LPG, CCHO

Laboratory Safety Manager, EHS

Environmental Health and Safety

1514 E Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-5454


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