Re: lab coats

From:Cindy/Rick DuBois

My lab furnished 1 lab coat when I first started and provides disposables at all times.  I have long ago worn through that first one, but decided to buy my own from now on.  That way I can get something other than plain white.
Cindy DuBois

-------Original Message-------
From: "Horn, Hazel V" 
Sent: 01/26/03 09:05 PM
To: 'histonet' 
Subject: lab coats

> Do your hospital/lab furnish lab coats to employees?  Do they go to a
laundry for cleaning? or Do employees take them home and wash them?
Do employees return the coats when they quit?   Are the employees made to
pay for lost coats?   Or do you use disposable coats?

At our hospital, we furnish 3 lab coats to employees.   They are sent to
laundry for cleaning.    We have a difficult time with coats being lost or
taken and our lab ends up paying for these coats.  I have 100 employees to
manage for lab coats and it is often a nightmare.   The employee will
the coat was by the cleaners, the cleaners says the coats were taken home.
I am sure that both situations do happen.  Some get lost by the cleaners
some are taken home.

Just curious what other labs do.
Thanks for your insight.


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