The UCSF Personal Protective Equipment (PPE Policy) requires lab coats to be worn when handling hazardous materials or when adjacent to hazardous materials work. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered as the last line of defense against hazards. PPE includes all clothing and accessories. It is vital that you choose the appropriate body protection for the hazards that you will encounter.
Cal OSHA Title 8 Section 3380 requires the employer to select PPE that properly fits each employee. It is important to buy lab coats that are comfortable and well fitting. Size selection is critical to ensure proper range of motion and flexibility. Your lab coat must not be too tight or too restrictive and it needs to cover exposed parts of your body.
Please use the information provided below to help you select the appropriate PPE (brands, fitting, and purchase):