Ask the expert: Lab coats in labs

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 19, 2011

Q: Where is the OSHA regulation requiring lab coats to be worn in a healthcare laboratory?

A: As with most OSHA regulations, enforcement of standards is subject to the presence of hazards, rather than being based on a specific work setting. But there are references in OSHA standards pointing to lab coats as appropriate PPE for medical lab workers.

Click here for links to those standards.


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