Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:39:51 -0500
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Is this a case of “What the Law does not require, Logic will not inspire?”

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Wendy Campbell
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 1:29 PM
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I can't answer your OSHA-specific question, since our university isn't currently subject to OSHA regulations.  I can tell you that all chemical storage areas are supposed to be kept locked on our campus when there are no authorized personnel present.  This prevents theft and unauthorized borrowing (which messes up inventories for folks) and keeps unauthorized people out of harm's way by keeping them out of places they shouldn't be.  So far the system seems to be working very well for our departments.

Wendy Campbell, ASP
Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
Boise State University

1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1826
Office: (208) 426-3303
Fax:  (208) 426-3343

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Laura Damon <ldamon**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Hi All,


Is there a specific OSHA regulation that says that chemical storage (stock) rooms must remain locked (inaccessible to students)?


Thanks in advance for your replies.


Laura Damon

Flathead Valley Community College

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