Lab Coat Services


Purchase a New Lab Coat

Follow the simple instructions below to purchase new lab coats.

Requestor

  1. Download the following forms and fill them in using Acrobat (NOTE: Data may not be retained if form is populated using a web browser):
    1. Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) to determine the appropriate lab coat type for hazards encountered in the lab. Researchers may refer to the PPE Lab Coat Selection Fact Sheet for information on specific lab coat types.
    2. Lab Coat Order & Embroidery Worksheet to prepare the order.
  2. Email LHAT and worksheet to your Department Purchaser and cc Lab Safety (labsafety@usc.edu).
  3. Once a requisition is created in Workday and reviewed/approved by Lab Safety, the order will be placed.
  4. Allow two weeks or more for vendor processing and delivery.

Department Purchaser

  1. Create a General Request requisition type in Workday.
  2. Select Medico (American Textile Maintenance) as vendor. NOTE: Lab coats may be purchased through other vendors, however, they must be RFID tagged by Medico for laundry servicing.
  3. Create multiple goods lines with clear descriptions of each lab coat type, size, and quantity needed (non-catalog items).
  4. Add additional lines for embroidery if embroidery is desired. Refer to the Lab Coat Order & Embroidery Worksheet form submitted by Requestor for pertinent details.
  5. Attach a completed LHAT and worksheet from Requestor for Lab Safety/EH&S review and approval. NOTE: Lab Safety/EH&S is notified when the Lab Coats (SC0235) spend category is selected.
  6. Once Lab Safety/EH&S reviews and approves the request, the order will be placed.
  7. Allow two weeks or more for vendor processing and delivery.
Lab Coat Type Catalog # Description Price*
Nomex-CP KNR2RB Royal Blue/Chemical Splash Protection; snap front; elastic cuffs $189.21
Nomex KNC2RB Royal Blue; snap front; elastic cuffs $101.02
Nomex KNL6NV Royal Blue; snap front; snaps on cuffs $101.02
Flame Resistant Treated Cotton KLL6NV Navy Blue; snap front; snaps on cuffs $51.85
Standard Cotton 415 White; 100% Cotton $24.78
Fluid Resistant (barrier) BQW6623 White; 100% polyester; snap front; cuffs $21.88

* Contact Medico for current lab coat pricing.


Borrow a Lab Coat

The Lab Coat Loaner Program provides research staff and faculty with appropriate lab coats on a temporary basis until permanent lab coats can be purchased and delivered. Additionally, the loaners (Nomex and Flame Resistant Treated Cotton) may be temporarily substituted for damaged or inappropriate lab coat types (e.g., polyester blends) while new ones are ordered. Researchers may use the coats for up to four (4) weeks and request additional time as needed.

  1. Order new lab coats for your lab (see Purchase a New Lab Coat above).
  2. Complete the loaner request form below and submit.
  3. Once approved, you will receive email notification to pick up the loaner. Loaners are available at UPC and HSC EH&S offices – see locations below. NOTE: Loaner type and size are subject to availability at the time of the request.
  4. Loaners are approved for up to four weeks. Contact EHS@usc.edu or labsafety@usc.edu to request an extension, if needed.
  5. After use, place soiled loaners in the nearest soiled locker or hamper (see Pick Up/Drop Off Locations under Launder a Lab Coat) and notify EHS@usc.edu or labsafety@usc.edu.
  6. Users are required to reimburse EH&S for loaners that are damaged, heavily contaminated, or lost.
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Launder a Lab Coat

Lab Coat Laundering is made available to principal investigators and their respective research groups through a partnership between the university and Medico. Participation in the program is encouraged, but not mandatory.

  • Pick Up/Drop Off (PU/DO) locations at UPC and HSC will remain the same. To locate the nearest PU/DO station for your building, refer to:
  • Laundering service is scheduled weekly or bi-weekly for labs and lab buildings at UPC (Tuesday) and HSC (Friday). For more information, contact Medico (see below).

RFID a Lab Coat

DO NOT place lab coats without Medico RFID chips in laundry bags or soiled lockers! Without RFID chips, these lab coats may never return from the Medico plant. If you have un-barcoded lab coats or barcoded lab coats that you inherited, follow instructions on the RFID-Tag Lab Coat Guide Sheet to have RFID chips installed with new ownership information.


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