Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 17:51:17 -0700
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From: Bruce Steele <bruce**At_Symbol_Here**OXY.EDU>
Subject: Re: transporting chemicals on the elevator
I do not ride with chemicals transported on
chemistry or biology building elevators. The 1960 elevator in the
bldg. has trapped riders once or twice in the last year. I would
to be in that situation with just passive ventilation through minimal
slits in the car walls and have a carload of hazwaste or
cryogenic as a fellow passenger. It is only a 3 story building
and the elevator is really slow, so I can walk down the adjacent steps
sure no riders attempt to enter the elevator, as it travels to the
destination floor. I teach this policy during training, but have
formalized it in the CHP Standard Operating Procedures or by posting
signage. Have to add that to my "to-do" list.
Thanks for asking the
Facilities - EH&S
1600 Campus Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
I was wondering if anyone is aware of any
guidelines pertaining to the transport of chemicals on elevators.
Especially liquid nitrogen, high pressure gas cylinders and highly
If there are not any regulatory drivers…..do
any of you have
policies in place to instruct proper transport?
We only have one elevator in our science building
regularly transport their chemicals using the elevator. We were
if we should require them to not ride with the chemicals.
I’d appreciate your thoughts.
This comes at a
time where we are trying to justify the cost of including a freight
the design of a new science building….or…..to renovation
plans of our current
/ Chemical Hygiene Officer
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