Environmental and Emergency Management (EEM) is pleased to announce a new Laboratory Coat Program. This new Laboratory Coat Program will provide additional protection for all laboratory employees (including TAs & RAs) that handle or may come into contact with products that may potentially contaminate or soil their personal clothing while in their laboratory environment. As important to providing laboratory coats for safety purposes, is the need to provide a professional laundering service to assure that no UMass Lowell lab coat is taken home and introduced into the household laundry (or other off-site facility). Once per week (every Monday) soiled laboratory coats will be picked up by the supplier and professionally laundered and returned to the University. This new Laboratory Coat Program is provided at no cost to the employee, department or researcher.
Special Request: We ask that any person who presently has a laboratory coat consider donating it to the EEM program when they receive their new lab coats. All donated lab coats will be laundered and receive an embroidered UMass Lowell Logo and distributed to laboratories as laboratory coats to be worn by visitors or others who may have need while in the laboratory.
We thank the Administration and Provost for providing the support and funding to implement this program and enhance the safety of employees in the 300+ laboratories on campus.