From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**MIDWESTCHEMSAFETY.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Food in a former lab space
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:59:00 -0500
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A space generally can be cleaned for general purpose use.  However, it may be cost-prohibitive to attempt to clean it for food preparation (and I assume, consumption).  The space would need to be thoroughly cleaned, decontaminated and verified decontaminated before use.


If your question is, “would I allow (what you propose) to be done before all surfaces have been verified free of contamination” the answer is “no.”





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Kristi Ohr
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:07 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Food in a former lab space


Would any of you or your organizations permit food in a laboratory space that does not currently house chemicals, nor have current work going on with chemicals?  Specifically, would you permit a class involving food preparation to occur in a lab space that the previous semester was used for a freshman level general chemistry class, even if the area were "cleaned" and all chemicals removed?



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