Lab Coat Question 2
I have a question about the lab coats. In the Simpson lab we rarely use large quantities of flammable solvents. The ONLY time we even open up a solvent container greater than 1L is to refill wash bottles. Under these new lab coat guidelines are we required to use the flame resistant lab coats for filling wash bottles or will the all-cotton lab coats suffice?
For work with large (>1 L opened) flammable liquids, or any work with pyrophorics or extremely moisture sensitive chemicals (e.g. Grignards), flame retardant protection is the only adequately protective lab coat option, and your clothing you wear under the lab coat should be chosen with safety in mind as well.
is the only adequately protective lab coat option....
For work with large (>1 L opened) flammable liquids
It seems extremely clear to me. You want me to say something less protective will suffice? Can't do it.
The new "Basic Chemical Hygiene Plan" (what we're calling the starting template that people start with in creating their own) with its new expectations or requirements or recommendations or whatever it will call them, is still being put together.
Your boss makes the requirements, not me.