Personal Protective Equipment

Open Lab Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Goggles,  a lab coat, and appropriate shoes are required for open lab work. The use of lab coats in other labs is at the direction of the lab supervisor.

Goggles | Shoes | Lab Coats

Eye Protection: Goggles

The stockroom sells approved goggles for PLU lab use where they have impact resistance and splash protection via indirect venting and a seal to the skin. Below are examples of good and bad examples of eye protection including both type of eye protection and use.

 

Good Examples
Bad Examples
Goggle follows the three criteria and are being worn correctly. This eye protection example only has impact protection and no splash guard nor indirect venting.
Goggle follows the three criteria and are being worn correctly. Good goggles but incorrect use. Very protected forehead but those poor eyes.

Foot Protection: Shoes that cover your feet

Shoes that cover your entire foot must be worn at all times with a good sole. No open toes, heels, or other exposed areas.

Good Examples
Bad Examples
Covers entire foot and has a good sole. It may cover the entire foot but doesn't have an appropriate sole.
Covers entire foot and has a good sole. It doesn't cover the entire foot but does have a good sole.
Covers entire foot and has a good sole. Nope, socks don't count!

Skin Protection: Laboratory Coat

A white lab coat (initially) must be worn in the Open Lab at all times and elsewhere at the department’s discretion.

Good Examples
Bad Examples
Lab coat has a proper length, color, and is being worn correctly. This lab coat is not protecting the student.