4.6.4 Storing work clothes and protective clothing

If work involves a risk of contamination, the proprietor is obliged to provide separate storage facilities for work clothes/protective clothing and street clothes.

One possible method for keeping the areas separate is to store laboratory coats or protective clothing in a suitable place in the entrance area to the laboratories. Lockers with divided or variably arranged compartments have proven to be effective.

Work clothing that is assumed to have been or has clearly been contaminated with hazardous substances should immediately be removed for dry cleaning. Collection bins are to be set up for this purpose.