From: "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] need "lab coat" for students in wheelchairs
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 22:33:36 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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About wheelchair wheels:

Do you decontaminate student shoes before leaving lab? That seems analogous to me.


About lab coats:

The last few students we had who used chairs wore the same long-sleeve, knee-length coat as others. We supplied a chemical-resistant apron that provided additional protection needed when working from a seated position. I like Fisher’s PVC Apron of the Elements.



Sheila M. Kennedy, C.H.O.

Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories

Chemistry & Biochemistry |University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. | La Jolla, CA  92093-0303

(858) 534 – 0221 | MC 0303 | YORK HALL 3150

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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Rogers, Janet
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:34 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] need "lab coat" for students in wheelchairs


To All:


This year our university instituted a lab coat policy requiring undergraduate students to wear lab coats in chemistry labs.  We have a handful of students in wheelchairs taking our courses.  Can you recommend a source of lab coats for students using wheelchairs?  Also, how do you handle decontaminating the wheelchair wheels prior to students leaving the lab?


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** 

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