From: Craig Merlic <merlic**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Required Use of Lab Coats in Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Labs
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 12:13:02 -0800
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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In all Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate labs here at UCLA we require lab coats. We require FR rated lab coats in the upper division courses, so recommend to students to buy the FR coats if they intend to take the advanced labs.


Due to costs there are some options for free or rental coats. The professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma has a chapter here (Beta Gamma) and rents coats. There is also a group associated with the bookstore that provides free coats to needy students.




Craig A. Merlic

Professor of Chemistry, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Executive Director , UC Center for Laboratory Safety

Los Angeles, CA  90095-1569

Voice:  310-825-5466



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> on behalf of Denise Beautreau <deb313**At_Symbol_Here**LEHIGH.EDU>
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM
To: <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Required Use of Lab Coats in Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Labs



I am trying to find any information regarding the requirement of the use of a lab coat by students in general chemistry labs vs. upper level courses such as organic, advance lab, inorganic, etc. Does ACS have recommendations/guidelines to that end? What are some of your experiences at your institutions? Thank you in advance.






Denise Beautreau

General Chemistry Laboratory Manager

Lehigh University 

Department of Chemistry

Seeley G. Mudd Building

6 E Packer Ave

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: 610-758-1585


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