From: Zack Mansdorf <mansdorf**At_Symbol_Here**TIAC.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat storage
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:35:45 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Wow.  You wear lab coats to prevent contamination of your clothing.  You should not wear lab coats outside of the labs to prevent spreading contamination (most labs have this rule).  It sounds like you need to closely re-evaluate your practices otherwise you could recontaminate your clothing. 


Get a high powered EHS consultant to talk with your management.


I am very surprised that you have new labs and this was not considered in the design.



S.Z. Mansdorf, PhD, CIH, CSP, QEP

Consultant in EHS and Sustainability

7184 Via Palomar

Boca Raton, FL  33433





From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Vivian L. Longacre
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:19 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat storage


Goo morning,


For those campuses that require lab coats in their chemistry laboratories, how are you handling storage?   We have wall to wall fume hoods in our upper division organic labs and no place to put lab coats.   The Chemistry department has recently instituted a lab coat policy in upper division labs where the hazards warrant them.  We have a brand new beautiful building they are housed in, however no lab coat storage.  Upper administration does not want anything put in the hallways.  So far, they have come up with extra large ziploc bags in which to put their lab coats into and store in their glassware drawers. 


Any other ideas out there?


Vivian Longacre 

Safety Training Specialist, RSO

Environmental Health & Safety

Cal Poly State University

San Luis Obispo, CA


Direct 805.756.6628

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