EHS is pleased to implement a new lab coat program beginning in October 2019. EHS has partnered with UniFirst Corporation to provide lab coats at no cost to research labs, teaching lab staff, and departments. The vendor will supply three types of lab coats (general purpose, fluid-resistant and flame-resistant) and will launder, repair, and replace the coats as needed. The type of coat issued will depend on a hazard assessment by EHS staff. Lab coats are unisex in sizing, ranging from Small to 4XLarge.
This program was made possible through financial support from both the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation and Safety & Risk Services, as well as backing from the Laboratory Safety Advisory Committee.
Obtaining lab coats for new lab members:
Visit EHS at 72 Onyx during business hours to try on sample lab coats to determine correct size needed, Staff will issue you an appropriate lab coat.
How the program works:
- Obtain a lab coat from EHS at 72 Onyx Bridge. Please let us know the lab you are associated. Do not mark or deface the lab coats in any way.
- When your coat is in need of washing, drop it off at 72 Onyx during business hours and pick up a replacement coat. We encourage you to drop off your coat as soon as it becomes even slightly soiled. This commercial cleaning service, funded through the university, is at no cost to your lab or department.
- Coats are monitored for inventory purposes. After initial offering, you must turn in your dirty coat in order to receive a clean new one.
- Please return your lab coat to EHS when you leave the UO.
- Graduate Student Teaching Labs: please return lab coats at the end of the term and reorder prior to the new term based on registered enrollment to ensure coats are in stock when they are needed.
- Personal coats will no longer be laundered by EHS. If you have personal coats still in good condition you may store them in the lab as backup, surplus, or donate them.