Appropriate clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn while in certain lab environments (see table for each lab requirement). Unless otherwise specified, appropriate attire must always be observed while in the labs:

  • Footwear must, at minimum, cover the entire foot, be secure to the foot on all sides, and provide a stable working posture. Shoes such as sandals, clogs, ballerina flats, and heels are not acceptable
  • Long hair, including beards, must be tied back such that it is kept away from the front of the face and neck. A good rule-of-thumb is that if ihair is long enough to tie back, do so
  • No loose clothing may be worn in the shop, including ties, scarves, and loose sleeves
  • Remove jewelry before beginning work, including rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and watches
  • Gloves should be worn when handling extremely hot or hazardous materials but must never be worn when operating a machine with moving parts
  • Do not wear corded headphones and/or listening to portable music players. Cords can potentially get caught in machinery and it is important that you are able to hear Lab staff at all times while in the lab environment
  • Cell phones and other personal electronic devices must not be used when working at any machine