Re: lab coats

From:Noreen Gilman

Hazel, we provide disposable lab coats that are not allowed to be worn anywhere except in the lab. They are the protective kind with knit cuffs. Allegiance sells them.
Noreen Gilman, BS,HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histopathology Supervisor
Broward General Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954.355.4358 Phone
954.355.4139 Fax
954.387.0213 Pager

>>> "Horn, Hazel V" <> 01/26/03 04:05PM >>>
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 the
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 insist
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 and
some are taken home.

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

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