Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:29:56 -0700
Reply-To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: EHS Specifications for Engineering Projects such as Lab
Design, demolition, renovations
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Go here for the University of Calif ornia laboratory design guide:  http://uci< /p>

Go here for the UC Davis campus standa rds and design guide:  http://  It’s quite extensive.  It has a bit of quirky organization but if you surf around, you’ll find what you want.  Section II, Desi gn Requirements includes general EH&S input with the specific construction divisions have EH&S input as well (fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, etc. ).

It’s been a slog to get a spot a t the table but it starts with personal relationships with architects and engineers.  I was invited to my first design team round table with the design professionals and our campus architect/project manager about 7 years ago.  When I arrived and was introduced as EH&S, a notable groan w ent up around the table.  I had reviewed the plan set ahead of time and discovered an acid neutralization tank had been proposed.  At the roun d table, my first item was to have them remove the neutralization tank, savin g the project about $100K.  After that, I haven’t had too much tro uble getting invited. J

Good luck!



Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA  95616
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Galdenzi
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 20 09 4:59 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] EHS Specifications for Engineering Projects such as Lab Design, demolition, renovations


I am looking to formalize a process to ensure EH &S specifications are considered for all Engineering Projects such as new buildings, renovation, demolition .. etc.   I appreciate any resources you all may have.  


Bill Galdenzi

Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Environmental Health & Safety

900 Ridgebury Road

Ridgefield, CT . 06877

Office Telephone: (203) 778 - 7759

Telefax: (203) 791 - 6476

email:  bill.galdenzi**At_Symbol_Here**

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