Remember Proper Lab Attire

Remember Proper Lab Attire

The holiday season is here! If your company is participating in any kind of seasonal activities, remind employees to continue to comply with the established PPE policy. Hopefully the policy requires certain personal attire while working in the labs in addition to the use of personal protective equipment appropriate for the hazards present.

Closed toe shoes and full leg coverage should be required for all lab work, and there should be no exception to this rule. Clothing that is loose fitting can also present hazards while working in the labs. Running into the lab to talk to someone about the party tonight without proper PPE should not be permitted. Incidents can happen at any time.

It is a good idea to have a few pairs of scrubs available for use when individuals forget to wear proper personal attire. Having to wear scrubs once or twice might also encourage people to remember proper attire.

Stay focused in the lab and wear appropriate lab attire so you can enjoy the festivities!

Happy Holidays!

About the Author:

As Director of Quality Research and Training, Sarah Mueller ensures the consistency and quality of Safety Partners’ work by overseeing all aspects of knowledge management and best practices for its programs and trainings. Sarah regularly conducts research into emerging and changing regulations, and trains both clients and Safety Partners’ staff on regulations and safety standards. Sarah also oversees Safety Partners’ recruiting effort – ensuring only the best and the brightest are hired to develop, implement, and manage top-notch workplace safety programs and services.
Known for her great instincts with regard to radiation, chemical, and biological safety programs, Sarah also has been integral to the development of Safety Partners’ suite of web-based trainings and professional development courses. Prior to becoming Director of QRT, Sarah provided efficient and effective EHS services to Safety Partners clients as a Senior Consulting Safety Officer.
Prior to joining Safety Partners in 2004, Sarah was a Senior Environmental Specialist for the Department of Environment Protection, Air Compliance and Enforcement, where she was responsible for the case management of assigned facilities to ensure compliance with air pollution regulations, as well as investigating citizen complaints and training new hires. Prior to the DEP, Sarah worked in a toxicology lab at Mobil Oil Corporation. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lehigh University.

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