7.6 Personal protective equipment
In most laboratories, laboratory coats and safety glasses (goggles) are compulsory. For those who wear glasses, over-glasses or prescription safety glasses can be used. These have side protection that normal glasses do not have. Additional personal protective equipment may include rubber gloves, UV glasses if working with UV radiation, heat/cold-resistant gloves or a full face mask.
If you are working with radioactive chemicals then lead shielding may be necessary.