Flame-resistant Lab Coats-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flame-resistant Lab Coats

Laboratories where pyrophoric materials are present and used must supply flame-resistant lab coats for users of these materials.  You should remember the fatality at UCLA some years ago involving pyrophorics.  Following that incident, Carnegie Mellon instituted a policy addressing the use of pyrophorics—use of a flame-resistant coat is a critical part of this.

Mellon Stores (8-3212) has ordered a number of these coats and they are now available for purchase by the labs.  The cost is minimal:  $7!!  (They are disposable.)

If pyrophorics are in use in your lab, please purchase the appropriate protective coats as soon as possible.  We will ask to see them when EH&S inspects the applicable laboratories.
Lab Coat

By: Mark Banister, markb2@andrew.cmu.edu, 412-268-1493