When moving from one lab to another, you can take your PPE with you if it is appropriate for the hazards in the new lab. To help keep your coat from getting lost after you’ve moved, please complete these steps:
Note: Significantly contaminated coats should not be laundered through these processes and steps to dispose of them can be found on What if I spill on my coat?
Laundry System and Location
Soiled campus lab coats are laundered using three different systems. The laundry system your lab uses is determined by where your lab is located. To find out where and how your laundry service works, contact the PPE coordinator at email@example.com.
Prescription safety glasses are an alternative to wearing prescription glasses with over-the-glasses safety glasses.
For All Labs:
Vision Service Plan (VSP) can be used for prescription safety glasses. If you have a qualifying student or employee VSP through UC Berkeley, you can choose to use it for prescription safety glasses instead of regular prescription glasses. Simply schedule an appointment with the Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center at Minor Hall.
It is important for both safety and comfort that lab coat sleeves fit properly. If necessary, your lab coat sleeves can be shortened for a better fit free of cost.
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If your lab coat sleeves need to be shortened, or if you have any questions about the fit or alterations, contact the PPE coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that your lab coat fits properly so it can protect you as designed. There are three main things to check:
What are “extra” coats?
EH&S recommends that you keep a few spare lab coats for visitors and new lab members waiting for their coats to ensure that everyone is properly protected.
If there are more coats in your lab than you need, you can either mail the coats back to EH&S or you can request an in-person pickup.
Mail Extra Lab Coats to EH&S:
Whether a lab coat should be laundered, disposed of, or given to EH&S for decontamination will depend on what was spilled on the coat.
If you disposed of a lab coat as waste and need a replacement, request a lab coat using the Replacement Request Form: Eyewear and Coats.