Your safety in the lab starts at what you wear to lab. Below are some of the basic requirements:
Long hair must be tied back
Long pants that cover to the ankle
Shorts and skirts not allowed
Pants that are frayed or torn are not recommended.
Shirts that cover your torso are required
Crop tops are not allowed.
Natural fibers are recommended because they are fire resistant
Nylons (aka pantyhose), Leggings, Jeggings are not recommended
Canvas shoes, open front or back shoes, open weave shoes, ballet flats, Crocs with holes are not allowed.
The best shoes for lab work completely enclose the foot and can be wiped clean.
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. PPE refers to the clothing or equipment that is designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. Please see the PPE page for more information.
Headphones or earbuds are not permitted in the lab. You must be able to hear what is going on around you. Other forms of music/radio may be played in the lab but nothing requiring the use of headphones.