Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 10:20:06 -0600
Reply-To: "Hansen, Heather D" <heatherdhansen**At_Symbol_Here**UTDALLAS.EDU>
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From: "Hansen, Heather D" <heatherdhansen**At_Symbol_Here**UTDALLAS.EDU>
Subject: what to include in a research building 'tenant contract'
Comments: To: CSHEMA-L**At_Symbol_Here**, LABSAFETY-L**At_Symbol_Here**LISTSERV.SIU.EDU
Hello all,


Please excuse the cross-postings...


We have a wonderful opportunity at our university campus, and I'd
appreciate some input from the listserv members on making this the best
we can, if you don't mind pitching in your two cents worth.  


Our department has been asked to help in the writing of a sort of tenant
occupancy lease for a newly constructed research building - rules that
new researchers will have to promise to obey (and sign on the dotted
line) before they are allowed to occupy lab or office space in the
building.  If you had the opportunity to write an occupancy contract,
what would you include?  From the health and safety essentials (no
blocking fire exits, chemicals properly segregated and stored, etc.) to
the every day this-is-what-causes-me-headaches stuff.  (Pretend you
lived in an ideal world and could get anything you wanted as a safety
professional.)  If you already have such a document, would you be
willing to share that?


The four-story building is in the initial stages of being occupied.
Only a two research groups and a cleanroom are currently moving in.
There are three floors of research lab space yet to be filled by
as-yet-undecided research groups (from engineering, chemistry,
neuroscience, biology, physics, nanotech, etc.).  The labs are rather
large and some may be multi-faculty spaces because of this.  Most of the
graduate student and tech office areas will be cube farms in the open
space outside of the labs, so desks (and eating/drinking/living) in the
labs may not be a large problem.  There is one large chemical storage
room per floor, with some storage spaces (free-standing cabinets and
under-hood cabinets) in the laboratories.  The building also houses a
Class 1000 Cleanroom, and that staff is moving in now.  They have their
own strict laboratory guidelines, and have indicated they will follow
applicable parts of a tenant contract for general building occupancy.
(The UT Dallas Research & Economic Development webpage for the building
is for any interested in more info.)  


I appreciate any and all ideas you have, and thank you in advance!  Feel
free to email me directly at heatherdhansen**At_Symbol_Here**  


Best regards,



Heather D. Hansen, PhD

Environmental Management

The University of Texas at Dallas

Environmental Health & Safety

(972) 883-6114

(972) 883-6115 fax

(214) 505-0463 cell


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