Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 19:28:49 -0400
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Subject: Re: transporting chemicals on the elevator
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A dumbwaiter is a safe and more cost-effective option.

A freight elevator is always useful in a research environment, of course.  If you don't have one, then getting laser tables, spectrometers etc. requires removing windows and hiring cranes (but is certainly inconvenient).

Rob Toreki

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On Sep 1, 2010, at 6:15 PM, Gordon, Jeff wrote:

I was wondering if anyone is aware of any regulatory guidelines pertaining to the transport of chemicals on elevators.  Especially liquid nitrogen, high pressure gas cylinders and highly volatile solvents.
If there are not any regulatory any of you have policies in place to instruct proper transport?
We only have one elevator in our science building and people regularly transport their chemicals using the elevator.  We were wondering if we should require them to not ride with the chemicals.
I=92d appreciate your thoughts.   This comes at a time where we are trying to justify the cost of including a freight elevator to the design of a new science renovation plans of our current building.
Jeff Gordon
Assistant Lab Manager / Chemical Hygiene Officer
Division of Natural Sciences
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
Phone:  765-677-1679
FAX:  765-677-2455


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