How many of us wear Lab coats??

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Do you wear your lab coat on a daily base?

Yes I do wear my lab coat daily
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45%
No I only wear it some times
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55%
 
Total votes: 101

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Labbie
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How many of us wear Lab coats??

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I have put in for 4 new lab coats. I have been asked if I can find out, who do wear their lab coats. I would be most interested to know.

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Whspa
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I wouldn't be without my lab coat - I wear it all the time. My HT wears hers when she is on class. However, none of the other teachers in my staffroom ever wear one. This has resulted in some confusion amongst students and staff as to who is the HT and who is the lab assistant - because we are the only women in the staffroom and the only ones ever seen in a lab coat.

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Post by RosalieM »

I virtually live in mine. It protects my clothes, carries my pens, keys, random other things and helps people in other areas of the school know where I fit in. Also saves wearing an extra layer of clothing on cooler days! It is amazing to see how quickly it becomes dirty/stained/splashed on after i wash it. I would hate to think of all that going directly onto my clothes! We have a fairly high dress standard here so I can't afford to go out buying new work clothes all the time. I also try to wear gloves for messy jobs - refilling food colouring droppers, anything with silver nitrate etc as I hate waiting a week or more to have my hands clean again!
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Post by franco »

Ditto Rosalie's comment completely!
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Alice
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Post by Alice »

Hi everyone

Yes, I use my lab coat every day. It is part of our safety requirements and I would be lost without it.

Alice
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pkij
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Post by pkij »

I have a lab coat but prefer to use an apron, it gets too hot here in Mount Isa for lab coats!
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Labbie
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Pkij,

Yes I can understand that. Some thing I did not think about.

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Lyn
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Post by Lyn »

I wear a lab apron on a daily basis and have one for each prep room. I don't wear them to the staff rooms - I'd melt before I reached the sanctuary of the airconditioning. Besides, after cleaning up after dissections I look like I've come from the abbatoirs. Not a good look at morning tea or lunch.

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Post by labman »

I wear mine at all times, while on school grounds. In the past, when I have taken it off to pop out for something, I have gotten strange looks from other staff members, who can't quite place where they know me from!!! Nice to know I only have to take my coat off to become anomynous!!
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Post by lizzieb »

I wear mine every day in the cooler months, mainly because it holds all the necessary bits & pieces
So annoying to find yourself in an upstairs storeroom without a marking pen, scissors or screwdriver, etc when you need them. (Found a great little pen sized doubled ended screwdriver at Mitre 10 for $2.50 - most useful tool).
But can't bear to wear it in summer - too hot. Looked for over a year, and eventually found a light weight fishing vest at an op shop, which is even better for carrying all the bits & pieces I want to! Resort to an apron when necessary.
BTW - my Prep Room is downstairs, little natural light, quite a cave, so to brighten things up a bit, I dyed my coat bright orange. The staff all know me, and often ask where my coat is if I don't have it on! (Am jazzing up the vest, too, ready for this summer). Got to have fun and be cheerful where you can. :lol:
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Post by smiley »

We have a staff uniform, which for me is a sleeveless shirt and shorts. So I wear my coat all the time in what passes for winter up here, and as required in the hotter months. Obviously, I wear it during dissections, or when PPE is needed, but when the wet season arrives its just too hot!

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If would be so kind, as to cast your vote by Monday afternoon 18th Sep. I will need to take my numbers in with me, all this for 4 new lab coats. We do not have enough money left in the science budget, or I would not have to go through all this.

I do thank all of you that sent your notes in, and casted your votes
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I would be using the OHS line of PPE is required and in most risk assessments lab coats are recomended

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Labbie
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I have done a letter and a copy of the PPE from CSIS. I feel sure I'll get the Head to understand the options, NON at all. Your input has help't me put ideas into the letter. And I do thank you.

The things we do!
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Post by RosalieM »

Don't lab coats only cost around $25 each anyway? Works out about just over 1 hour pay. It sounds like you've probably spent more than 1 hour wasting time writing letters, doing research, chasing up support etc. Pretty crazy huh?
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