At a minimum, safety glasses, lab coat, long pants, closed toe shoes, and gloves are required when working with particularly hazardous chemicals. Goggles may be required for processes in which a splash or spray hazard may exist. PPE must be sufficient to protect skin from contact with the hazardous agents.
When working in the lab, wearing a lab coat, goggles, and closed-toe shoes are required. Further, if you are handling hazadous materials, use the appropriate protective equipments found in this comprehensive list for your protection. Wearing cotton based clothing is found to be safer than nylon or other man-made materials in case of fire related incidents.
List of Protective Gears
Where to Get Lab Coats, Goggles, and Gloves
- Graduate Students: Order Flame Resistant Lab Coats
- Undergraduate Students: Lab gears are on sale at the AXE Store, Rm 1275, Young Hall (1st Floor)