Lab Safety & Chemical Hygiene Program

Laboratory Hazard Assessment and Personal Protective Equipment

people working in laboratory

ASSESSMENT is the new and enhanced version of LHAT!

Accessing the System:


  • Log in using your UCSBnetID Username and Password.
  • If you are having problems authenticating using your campus Single Sign-On (SSO) account please contact UCSB Identity Services.


Obtaining Free PPE

Steps for Obtaining Free Personal Protective Equipment

It is the Pricipal Investigator's (PI's) responsibility to create an online laboratory hazard assessment for your lab group, using  the online application Assessment/LHAT. The PI should add lab members to the online lab roster. After you have been added by your PI to Assessment/LHAT's online lab roster you should login with your UCSB credentials and:
1. Review and acknowledge the lab hazard assessment results,
2. Watch a short PPE training video, and
3. Take a short quiz.
Upon completion of these steps, please print the PPE voucher (from Assessment/LHAT) and schedule an appointment to pick up your free PPE (two-lab coats and eyewear) by following the steps outlined under Next Steps in Assessment/LHAT or under New Process for Obtaining PPE.
Schedule your appointment using this Google Calendar link. Once you select your desired day and time, please provide the following information within the Description section of the Google Calendar appointment slot:
Size of lab coat (XS, S,M, L, XL)
Male or Female style lab coat
PI and Lab name
For your scheduled appointment, please go to the backside of the Graduate Storeroom in the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (Bldg. 557) next to the dry ice/liquid nitrogen cage. Please contact Adrian Shelor or Trever Bellefeuille with questions regarding this process. You may also contact Chandra McCarthy if you need any assistance regarding PPE distribution or laundering. For more information on free lab coat landry service, see below.

Short-term summer lab interns should follow the procedure outlined here.

Room 1432 is on the Northside of the Chemistry building of the loading dock side.


Lab Coat Laundry Service

There are eight  lab coat laundry locations on campus. Please ensure all pockets are emptied prior to dropping off your dirty lab coat(s) (i.e. pens, sharpies, eyewear, etc.). You can pick up your cleaned lab coat in 10 businnes days at your designated laundry location. If during the COVID-19 mitigations you do not have building access to your designated laundry location, please contact your MSO. 


PPE Recycling

Please place any no longer needed lab coats and safety eyewear in the  designated bins at one of the eight laundry sites noted above. The returned PPE will be cleaned and offered to interns and visitors. This is a cost effective way to support the free PPE program and is also an environmently friendly solution to the excess of PPE expirienced by some laboratories.

UCSB Laboratory Coat Laundry Program FAQs

Questions about your hazard assessment?

Anthropology, Bren, Chemical Engineering, CNSI, EEMB, Earth Science, ERI, Geography, MSI, NRS, Psychology contact: Nelly Traitcheva at: 805.893.5129 (

ARC, Chemistry, ECE, Materials, MCDB, Mechanical Engineering, MRL, NRI, Physics contact Chandra McCarthy at: 805.893.3264 (

For more information about the Personal Protective Equipment programs on campus, please visit our Personal Protective Equipment page.