The wearing of protective clothing
|You must always wear a "lab coat" (cotton or polyester
but not nylon, which is porous and constitutes a fire risk). This will
both protect your clothing and may easily be removed if you get burning
solvent or other dangerous material on it. This coat should not
be worn outside the laboratory.
|You must always wear suitable eye protection. This will normally be
the safety spectacles issued to you, but if you wear prescription spectacles,
these should be fitted with safety lenses. You are reminded that the wearing
of contact lenses in a chemistry laboratory is highly undesirable;
any corrosive gas or liquid that permeates to the rear of the lens can
do irreparable damage and you are very strongly advised to wear prescription
lenses instead. If you are working with corrosive or other dangerous material,
goggles or a face mask should be worn; these can be obtained from the service
|You must wear gloves if you are handling material that is corrosive
or dangerous by skin absorption or capable of causing an allergic reaction.
If in doubt, check the material in one of the handbooks provided, and if
you believe yourself to be particularly prone to allergic reactions, you
should wear gloves at all times.
|If your hair is long it must be kept under control. Long hair is not
only a fire hazard but it may also become caught in equipment such as stirrer