Gear up for summer lab work


Summer in Seattle means hiking, biking, kayaking and ... lab work! Yes, many of us spend gorgeous summer days working in the lab. While it's fine to wear shorts, skirts, sandals or flip flops outside, wearing these items in the lab can expose you to hazards. We recommend keeping an appropriate change of clothes and shoes in the lab. Proper lab attire ensures your skin is covered and protected. Even if you aren't working with hazardous materials that day, your coworker might be, so always dress to protect yourself.

Would you go hiking or climbing without the appropriate gear?

Likewise, choose the right gear for your lab work and stay safe this summer.

  • Choose shoes that cover the entire foot and heel.
  • Your clothing should cover the legs and torso.

Ankle boots, chukka boots, oxfords, sneakers and clogs (if they cover the entire foot) are all great options for the lab.