Lab Coats Vs Aprons

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smeee
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Lab Coats Vs Aprons

Post by smeee »

We are looking at buying aprons for junior science as they are easier to launder and store and keep lab coats for senior Biology and Chemistry.
What are your thoughts ??
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When doing pracs all students wear lab coats 7 -12. When junior students visit they also wear them.
I wash them each term and after dissections or if I notice they are stained, in my spare time :cheesy:
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We only use aprons and they get washed at the end of term if I have the time. I wash them after dissections also.
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we have aprons - I asked for them for students especially Senior students. They are white rubber/plastic coated ones, one class got the black cast off rubber ones from the technics people.
They hang in each room, and are NEVER used.
I have never washed them! can you wash plastic coated aprons? They are SO heavy.
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We use LDPE disposable aprons. They come in 100/box $12. Quite frankly I got tired of washing aprons that had been used (put on) and not dirty, but who could tell because they were old and stained anyway....
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Lab coats here for anyone who uses the labs. They get washed once a term or if soiled (e.g. after dissection) We use the home ec washing facilities during student holiday times.
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I have just started buying the LDPE disposable aprons which I only use for dissections. Lab coats go to the laundrette twice a year which we now budget for. In between I clean the odd dirty lab coat in the machine I share with the home eco department. I used to wash the lot in it but could only do 6 or 7 a time, it's just a small front loader. What a drag that was!!
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We use lab coats here. The students buy their own and bring them to class, if they forget it they don't do the prac.
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I really like that I idea Wayne, sounds good to me.
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we started the same way this year and its peace of mind for me,no washing up worries at all.students are responsible.......
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We have rubber-type aprons on hooks in every room - and no one uses them. I suggest that teachers use them - but they don't even suggest it to students. We have the safest spider population in Australia - as they live among the aprons.
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Students have never worn lab coats nor aprons for classes here.
Seniors helping with the making of Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream wear the lab coats once maybe twice a year.
Drama students borrow them for a play/skit they are performing.
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