From: Neil Edwards <Neil.Edwards**At_Symbol_Here**LIU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat Use
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:05:39 +0000
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We buy lab coats for faculty and for the student lab assistants, from department funds. Our chemistry students are required to buy their own. Everyone is responsible for cleaning their own lab coats. Some do, and some don't bother.


Neil Edwards

Laboratory Manager

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry

LIU Post
Brookville, NY 11548
Email: nedwards**At_Symbol_Here**


From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of Shannon Nephew
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:09 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat Use


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We have recently implemented a lab coat policy and provide coats to our laboratories for student, faculty and research use.  There have been some concerns about cold and flu season and students wearing the coats that students in labs before them have been sneezing or coughing into.    Typically, we have the coats picked up at the end of the semester and cleaned by our vendor (they are rental coats).  Faculty have mentioned getting the coats cleaned every other week, but this could be costly.  

Does anyone else have alternative ways of handling this situation?  

Thank you for any insight and ideas.



Shannon C. Nephew MS, NRCC-CHO, NASP-CSM

Science Programs and Facilities Support Professional

Hudson Hall Building Manager

SUNY Plattsburgh

317 Hudson Hall

101 Broad Street

Plattsburgh, NY 12901


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