1. I am a CHO at a laboratory in a medical device company. I report to the Lab Services Manager and have a “dotted line” to a higher level safety professional in the company although the dotted line relationship does not seem meaningful. I do not like the set up, I would prefer to report to a safety professional or even the Lab Operations Manager. But lab management thinks the arrangement is great so it will remain as it is.
2. We have tried several things to control solvent odors in cabinets and have settled on a product called Tub O’carbon Odor Buster. It has worked well for us and is not outrageously expensive.
Pat Peifer, CCHO
Bob et al,
I can try to provide an answer for question #2...Many times I had placed a pad of activated carbon in the flammable cabinet. This did work on most occasions to mitigate many odors that would accumulate within the cabinet.
Changing them out frequently was done as well. It seemed to help in our situation.
An actual lining? I don't know if this is possible...
Hope this helps.
-George D. McCallion
From:"Erik A Talley" <ert2002**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2013 9:38:31 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Two Questions: CHO Reporting Lines and Explosion Proof Refrigerators
Two additional questions from Bob Alaimo for DCHAS-L:
Thanks for posting my previous question on fire extinguishers. I received a number of helpful answers. Now I would like to pose a couple of new questions.
1. Those serving in the role of CHO, what is your reporting relationship to management?
2. Is anyone aware of a explosion proof refrigerator with an odor impervious lining? Do any manufacturers have such a unit?
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Erik A. Talley, Director
Environmental Health and Safety
Weill Cornell Medical College
402 East 67th Street, Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065
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