From: "Rogers, Janet" <ROGERS**At_Symbol_Here**EDINBORO.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat storage
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:07:55 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 2E68EA190EA75E4C9399D75B40B634667A2E2563**At_Symbol_Here**

I too am interested in your responses.  Our labs are about 5 years old and there were no provisions for lab coat storage.  Our EHS officer now wants us to start requiring students to wear lab coats, store them in lockers (there is no space in the lab rooms for lockers, so they'd have to go in the hallway or in a classroom on a different floor from the lab) and he wants our custodial staff to wash the coats.

We don't like this plan, so I am looking forward to your recommendations.

Janet Rogers, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair

Chemistry Department

Edinboro University

230 Scotland Road

Edinboro, PA  16444


phone: 814.732.1539

e-mail: rogers**At_Symbol_Here**

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] on behalf of Vivian L. Longacre [vlongacr**At_Symbol_Here**CALPOLY.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:18 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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