PPE Lab Coat Distribution Program

We are closed Nov. 21 - Nov. 25. and month of December and resume Jan. 4th.

Walk-up requests cannot be accommodated for lab coat orders, see the sections below for information. Our service window is closed for all university observed holidays

UCLA’s PPE Lab Coat Distribution Program is a cost-sharing program that provides labs with minimum personal protective equipment (PPE). Principal Investigators (PI) are responsible for ensuring that adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available to their lab workers

We are a student supported program so our availability is dependent on the academic calendar. 

The PPE Distribution Program submits an annual request for funding to purchase new inventory. We will provide supplies throughout the year at a 50% cost share while supplies last.   

  • Who Can Participate?
  • -  Employees hired within the past 12 months to work in a lab for at least 3 months.

    -  Volunteers/Students who will work in the lab for at least 12 months.
  • What Items are Provided?

  • (2) Lab coat of each type based on work requirements

    (1) pair of safety glasses, (excludes prescription glasses). Types of over glasses are limited to styles available

    (1) pair of other types of PPE (e.g. chemical splash goggles) 

    Refer to our catalog below for pricing and product information
  • How To Request Supplies
  • If you work for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry complete STEP 1 and them go to 1224YH to pick one up.

    STEP 1: Required Training STEP 2- Complete Request From
    - Lab Coat and Eye Protection Training-  WORKSAFE

    (This training requirement will fulfill your lab's PPE training requirements listed under Title 8 §3380. Personal Protective Devices.)

    What should you expect?

       1.  After completing the Lab Coat and Eye Protection Training 

       2.  Complete:  PPE Distribution Program Request Form 

       3.  Once your order is ready we either mail it as requested or send you pick up information

  • PPE Distribution Program Catalog
  • PPE Distribution Program Catalog

    This is a cost-share program, not all items are free please refer to our catalog for pricing and product information
  • Missed your appointment?
  • Missed your appointment? Reschedule @ booking appointment. 

    There is an $11.89 processing fee per appointment. 
  • Identify What You Need
  • Barrier-  99%/1% polyester/carbon (highly flammable material).

    Used when handling bloodborne pathogens or other infectious material. 

    Traditional- cotton/polyester blend

    For general lab work such as low-level flammable solvent use, low hazard chemicals, biohazard, & radioactive material work

    Flame Resistant- 100% Nomex (the material is intrinsically flame resistant; its protection will not diminish over repeated washes)

    For use with water-reactive or air reactive materials, large volume flammable solvents, potentially explosive materials, open flames and work with arching equipment, or activities that can create a potential flame or fire.

    FR/CP (flame and chemical) resistant- Nomex IIIA

    Bulwark FR/CP- Protection Video

    Primarily used in chemistry labs provides combined protection for flammable solvents, corrosives, or reactive materials
  • Replacements for Current Workers
  • Replacement PPE is offered for participants when PPE is damaged or disposed of due to an incident or if the scope of a participant’s research changes such that they need additional type(s) of PPE. To request a replacement coat complete the PPE Distribution Request form and book an appointment.
  • Laundry
  • Laundry services are provided by the participant's employer such as a department or Principal Investigator.

    The laundry location site are managed by departments or schools.

    School of Medicine Locations

    What vendors to use?

    UCLA has a campus vendor agreement that can be referenced when the school or department sets up the purchase order.

    Vendor Campus Agreement 

    Some Vendor Contacts:

    Mission Linen
    (General Manager: Jake Kungl, Office 909-364-8752) www.missionlinen.com

    Vendor Agreement: 0000KKB029

    ImageFirst  (Territory Business Manager: Rick DiMaggio (Office: 818-838-6666. Cell 818-838-4501) www.imagefirst.com

    Vendor Agreement: 0000KVA009  VCK: 256866001

    Mission Linen Vendor

    Participants will need to have their lab coats tagged with their names to ensure that the coats are returned to them. This can be done at the laundry site by completing a tag.

     How to enroll a New Coat or Scrub Piece via the Re-tape Process 

  • Prescription Glasses
  • Goggles and safety glasses that fit over prescription glasses are available (Size and styles are limited).

    Prescription safety eyewear can be requested from your department. 

          1. Complete the Prescription Eye Protection Request

          2. Submit to your PI or Supervisor for approval

          3. Schedule an appointment with U See LA Optometry Center

    Remember to take your completed form with you.

  • Lab Coat Returns
  • Lab coats can be donated to the central service desk (CHS A6-060H) for recirculation back into the program. These lab coats are inspected by EH&S employees and are submitted for laundering and are provided at $0 to new users. 

    Lab coat exchanges - if your lab coats do not fit and need to be exchanged, please schedule a booking appointment.