UBMC Management is responsible to ensure that the dress and grooming of their non-employed staff communicate professionalism and concern for patients, visitors, customers, and co-workers. The appearance and actions of every non-employee of UBMC should support this standard at all times. Extremes in appearance should be avoided. Clothing should be modest, clean, in good repair, and appropriate to the type of work being performed.

Personal Appearance

Employees are expected to practice personal hygiene such as to be neatly groomed and free of body odor or strong perfume or cologne that might interfere with those who are ill or allergic to such odors or fragrances. Hairstyles are to be conservative, clean and neat, and should not inadvertently make contact with patients or customers. Beards and mustaches are to be neatly trimmed. For infection control purposes, employees in patient care areas cannot wear artificial nails. Non-patient care providers are to be conservative, or short to moderate length, and safe and clean.


Non-employees should select and wear jewelry that does not create a safety hazard or interfere with one’s work. Visible body piercing is not permitted except for piercing of the ears. Ear jewelry should not be excessive.

Clothing Appearance

Clothing should be clean, pressed, and in good repair, without holes, rips or tears. Employees should wear clothing that is appropriate to their work setting and which follows their department dress standards. If uniforms are required in a department each employee is expected to follow that requirement.

Unacceptable clothing is outlined as follows:
*jeans – unless approved by administration
*bib overalls
*mini-skirts, midriff, or tank tops
*baseball hats
*non-dressy T-shirts (i.e., no silk-screens, no logos, collars preferred)
*flip flops
*sweats, shorts, spandex, stretch pants, tight or revealing clothing

Personal Identification

A UBMC name badge must be worn in a visible location in the upper torso area at all times while at work. ID badges are to be free of pins, stickers, or any other material that might interfere with the visibility of the photo or the identification of the person wearing the badge.

Some exceptions or additions to the Standards may be needed based on the work requirements of certain departments or jobs. These must be approved by the department head and administration in consultation with Human Resources.

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