From: Eric Clark <erclark**At_Symbol_Here**PH.LACOUNTY.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chlorine Dioxide Decontamination
Date: January 18, 2012 12:38:32 PM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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Thanks Rachel, Good point. 
It seems the choice is an extra charge for weekend work inside, or do it during the week outside and pay a $200 environmental permit fee.  Both options are about the same cost-wise.  The only difference would be that I would have to come in on the weekend.   

>>> On 1/18/2012 at  8:32 AM, in message <5E66C3A6359EA847A62F0DA23CE6D241091E1589**At_Symbol_Here**UHSEVS.UHS.local>, "Harrington, Rachel" <rachel.harrington**At_Symbol_Here**ROSALINDFRANKLIN.EDU> wrote:

If they decon the centrifuge in the same fashion they do the hoods they will construct a barrier around the equipment that contains the gas until the procedure is complete, usually a few hours.  I don't think it needs to be moved outside but perhaps to a non-busy part of the lab and you may want to pay an upcharge to have it done in off-hours when not as many people would be around. 

Rachel E. Harrington, MPH, CHMM

Director- Office of Environmental, Health and Safety

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

3333 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL  60064

847-578-3420 work

224-622-4244 mobile

847-775-6548 fax



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Eric Clark
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:04 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chlorine Dioxide Decontamination


Hello DCHAS,

I'm having a centrifuge decommissioned that was used in the tuberculosis lab for many years.  The company that's coming in to do the decontamination work is the same company that services the biosafety cabinets and fume hoods.  This is a large lab with 100+ employees, so ideally I'd like for them to do the work outside - perhaps in a cordoned off section of the parking lot. 

Has anyone got any experiences, thoughts, or warnings about this you'd like to share? 



Eric Clark, MS, CCHO, CHMM

Safety & Compliance Officer

Los Angeles County Public Health Lab

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