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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Voice
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Re: How many of us wear Lab coats??

Post by Voice »

I usually wear a laboratory apron that has a large pocket at the front. It has a back the same size as the front and is tied at the sides. As I am a large woman I find this less cumbersome than a lab coat. And when I am washing glassware, I put a plastic apron over that! I am very messy.
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Morning folks,

I received the extra money for 4 new lab coats.

Thank you all for your ideas, a votes.

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Quote: 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?
Rosalie


Eh? wasting time writing letters on Chemtalk? Nonsense! It's a plausable question to ask that got a great response. If it's comfortable to wear a labcoat wear it. If it saves you and your clothing great - that's what they're designed to do. We don't have a dress code here as I'm not serving the public, neat but practical. I have labcoats, I wear them and I have to stop the teaching staff pinching them.
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I didn't mean wasting time on chemtalk - No way!! I think I've learnt more here than I remember learning at uni! I was talking about writing letters to justify more labcoats etc...
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Yes, but some people like, letters, forms, our new man at the top, likes things done this way.

Crazy world :-o
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PPE like labcoats should never need to be justified - it goes hand in hand with what we do and and any lab I might work in, I would expect several to be supplied for my use along with safety eyeware. You should never have to apply for such things. Does a fireman supply his own hose? Er, bad example.
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I wear my son's old MacDonalds apron, have sewn the school emblem on it, looks great and does the job.
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I always where my labcoat, specially in winter, it keeps my nice and warm! Plus i love the different array of coloured stains on it from my histology days, they always cheer me up!
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Yes! Sassi,
I always wear coat, since one day opened dropper bottle of iron ll sulfate and it sprayed all over front of shirt no worries till it went in the wash came out of machine (reaction with soap powder) with massive rust stain that would not come out.
Now have varigated lab coats and they lend a professional air.
The other day principal called me in to tell me, that I am getting an extra $6 a fortnight for laundering Lab coats
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Post by noona »

Hi Sue
I'm with you it is a PPE thing and I have two lab coats use them every day part of my dress at school it saves the cloths as well.
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Post by Loopy »

Good Morning chemtalk family,
Unless the OH&S regulation has been amended when it was originally enacted, employers expecting personell to wear PPE are under obligation to also provide it. I may well be wrong now but that is most certainly how it was originally a couple of years ago. Of course we can buy it ourselves and get tax deductions but the bottom line is...
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Further to my earlier post, check this link out ;
http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/FAQs/OH ... /PPEQ5.htm
and it says all.
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Thanks for that, Lou
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Hi All,

I wear my Lab Coat at all times, unless at lunch. As Part of My Personal Protective Equipment I feel much safer knowing that I can take this off in the event of an accident.

You don't want to know how many Lab Coats I have!!

Cheers,

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I don't like lab coats - used to wear them all the time in my previous life in Industry.. I have found the Pathology style lab coats are better at keeping clothes clean - they are the ones that have a back opening...
but if I wear mine around the school I am told I look like a 'dork!'... :cheesy:
My prep room is horribly hot in summer - and a Lab coat is just too hot to wear... :whistling2:
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