Lab Coats

Only use lab coats while doing laundry. They are meant to protect clothing from contamination, but generally they are not fluid resistant, so they should not be used in situations where splashing or soaking with potentially infectious liquids is anticipated. These garments should be changed promptly whenever they become visibly soiled or contaminated with body fluids, and at the end of each day. Lab coats worn in the Centre should not be worn outside of the work environment. Lab coats worn when handling animals with potentially infectious diseases should be laundered after each use, because it is almost impossible to remove, store/hang and reuse a contaminated lab coat without contaminating hands, clothing or the environment.