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Pharmaceutical Lab Coats: Why do we wear them?


Did You Know The Lab Coat Changed History?

It’s said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but on the other hand, perception is often reality. Take for instance when you see someone wearing a crisp, clean lab coat. You probably think they’re highly educated, working in the field of medicine or in a sanitary, controlled environment.

In other words, if they’re wearing a lab coat, they’re pretty legit.

But what if we told you that toward the end of the 19th century, Western medicine was seen as little more than quackery and mysticism, and the appearance of a doctor was basically akin to that of your potential demise?

Science. Changing the Perception of Lab Coats

At the same time, science had a much better reputation, and new breakthroughs were reported on a weekly basis in thousands of different scientific journals. So the medical establishment decided to take a page out of that book, with doctors dropping their traditional black coats for white coats like the ones worn by scientists in their laboratories.

The white coats symbolized more than just scientific legitimacy; they represented cleanliness, purity, and a fresh start for the medical profession.


The White Lab Coat Today

Today, there is still that same respect for the person in the white coat, and it’s used in a variety of professions, including:

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Pharmacies and Clinical Laboratories
  • Physician/Dental Practices
  • Optometry/Audiology Offices
  • Veterinarians
  • Food Processing & Manufacturing

A customer’s perception of you is impacted by the uniform that you wear, and there are few uniform garments or products that carry centuries-old expectations quite like the lab coat. If your business requires staff to wear lab coats, Kleen Kraft Services can help you properly select style, size, customization, and help you maintain them.


To Kleen Kraft Services, Image Is Everything

Perception is reality, and that’s where Kleen Kraft Services comes in. We’ve made it our sole business to specialize in helping our customers look their very best – because a better image leads to better perceptions, and confidence in a job well done.

We understand the importance of hygienically clean and professional lab coats, and give them the respect they deserve. Our lab coat and uniform laundering programs meet or exceed all established OSHA and CDC protocols. This guarantees the removal of any contaminants, which helps your staff stay confidently clean and compliant on the job.

When it comes to different manufacturing processes, we can help you identify requirements like placement of pockets, snaps vs buttons and so much more.

A Tailored Uniform Rental Program

Kleen Kraft Service’s uniform rental programs are customizable and can be tailored to your needs, including:

  • Cost effective uniform and lab coat rental programs
  • No need to purchase lab coats up front
  • Compliance with all OSHA and CDC uniform guidelines
  • In-house repairs and constant uniform inspections to keep your garments looking and feeling like new
  • A variety of sizes, styles and fabrics
  • Custom embroidery or logos available
  • Local, one-on-one customer service that’s second to none

Our goal is to make your staff look and feel their best in freshly laundered garments from our state-of-the-art facility. We guarantee on-time pick-up of soiled garments and delivery of clean garments week after week, providing your facility staff with crisp lab coats.

If you’re ready to work with a family-owned and operated uniform rental company, then contact Kleen Kraft Services today.