Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
To receive PPE lab workers must be associated with a lab group and complete all appropriate training. For detailed information please visit the LHAT webpage.
For laundry location details please visit the laundry page.
Details and guides for selecting the correct PPE are available on the PPE resources page.
Action Items For All Labs
Each PI is responsible for the proper selection and use of PPE in the laboratory. To determine the required PPE, complete the lab-specific hazard assessment to document the potential hazards present and the associated level of PPE required.
Groups with multiple lab spaces should conduct an assessment for each space, particularly if the potential hazards vary significantly. Multiple assessments will provide a more accurate representation of the hazards and PPE requirements of a given space.
Complete the following steps to: determine the type of PPE necessary for your research activities, train individuals on the current UC PPE policy, and review specific limitations and appropriate use of designated PPE:
- Review and document specific hazards of your laboratory operations using the laboratory hazard assessment tool (LHAT)
- Review the UC PPE policy and document that each researcher in the laboratory has read and understands the policy (UCOP Policy)
- Information on different classes and types of PPE is available on the PPE Resource page (PPE Resources)
- Have PPE available and provide properly sized and fitted PPE for all researchers in the laboratory (PPE Office)