Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 08:10:14 -0500
Reply-To: "McCartney, Alan (US SSA)" <alan.mccartney**At_Symbol_Here**BAESYSTEMS.COM>
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From: "McCartney, Alan (US SSA)" <alan.mccartney**At_Symbol_Here**BAESYSTEMS.COM>
Subject: Cellphone in Labs

We forbid cellphones that have picture taking capabilities from within any building. For DoD secure areas, all cellphones, 2-way radios and anything that can record audio are prohibited. Otherwise, 2-way radios and NEXTELs are used in-house and basic cellphones are permitted. More from a security perspective, as opposed to an ESH view. Thank you, Alan McCartney, CSP, CHCM, EMT-P BAE Systems Nashua, NH -----Original Message----- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 14:05:36 -0600 From: Tim Hauser Subject: cell phones in labs Hello all, I am interested in some feedback on cell phones in laboratories. I don't believe the "static spark - fire" is too big of an issue as we really don't have very much in the way of flammables due to the nature of our work. My problem is more about distraction and chemical hygiene. Supervisors (and myself) were finding employees talking away while handling hazardous materials. We also saw employees reaching into their pockets and handling phones immediately upon ringing...while their hands were still gloved much less not washed. We have forbid cell phones in our labs but are receiving a fair amount of complaints about the new rule. Has anyone had any similar experiences or comments they could add? Thank you for any help in advance. Timothy M. Hauser Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist / Radiation Safety Officer Phone: 608 -442-4042 Fax: 608-238-1388 Email: Tim.Hauser**At_Symbol_Here** ------------------------------

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