PPE

Personal Protective Equipment for Lab and Shops

Armando Cortes

PPE Coordinator
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Equipment and Tool Safety
Lab Safety (Gloves, Lab Coats, Goggles)
Shop Safety (Gloves, Face Shields, N95 Masks, Respirators)
COVID-19: Face Coverings

Jeffren Ramos

Lab Safety Specialist
Lab Safety
EH&S Inspections

How can I return my lab coat?

Lab Coat Drop-off: Pack lab coat(s) in a bag or box and seal it. Bring the lab coat(s) to the Hazardous Materials Facility Monday-Friday, 6am-2:30pm.

Hazardous Materials Facility entrance

Hand the bag or box to a staff member. If you cannot gain entrance to the building, ring the doorbell outside the large sliding gate...

Wildfire Smoke N95 Distribution Schedule

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) distributes N95 masks to employees when campus is impacted by unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke (when AQI exceeds 150).

Respiratory Protection

EH&S evaluates workplaces for possible airborne hazards and recommends ways to reduce these hazards when found. When appropriate, EH&S will fit campus workers with respirators and provide annual training on their proper use. This program is administered in cooperation with University Health Services. UHS evaluates a person's ability to safely wear a respirator prior to a respirator being issued. For more information contact EH&S at ehs@berkeley.edu.

Do not...

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Labs

EH&S provides campus researchers with lab coats, safety glasses, and goggles. We also provide shared protective equipment to labs, such as face shields and protective aprons.

Please contact the PPE coordinator at ppe@berkeley.edu or by calling (510) 642-3073 if you have any questions or comments about personal protective equipment for your lab.

Does my lab coat fit properly?

It is important that your lab coat fits properly so it can protect you as designed. There are three main things to check:

Body Fit:

All lab coat buttons close. Arms can move freely. The lab coat fits well around the torso and hips. The lab coat fits comfortably.

Coat Length:

The lab coat hangs near the knee.

Sleeve Length:

Sleeves hang above the thumb tip while arms are hanging at sides. With arms in a working pose, sleeves cover the wrist and reach the edge of the gloves.

If your lab coat needs altered (shorter...

How do I report a missing Lab Coat?

Use the form below to report a missing coat to EH&S.

Report a Missing Lab Coat

If you are in urgent need of a replacement lab coat please also submit a request for a replacement.

Replacement Request: Eyewear and...

How do I get my lab coat, safety glasses, or splash goggles?

Get added to your lab’s roster on Labs At Berkeley (L@B). Ask a member of your group to add you to the lab roster. See Instructions for using L@B. Acknowledge the hazards in your lab using Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (...

How do I get Prescription Safety Glasses?

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.

Prescription safety glasses are not a separate benefit from the regular glasses provided by your VSP. To find out more about...