> Do any of you have a position within your EHS department that signs off on all laboratory renovations and new construction?
We are in the process of formalizing our internal EHS department process for addressing these issues, but it's not clear to me that "all" lab renovation and construction projects are referred to EHS review. This is a challenge of both definition and size. For example, installation of a single eyewash / safety shower unit to allow usage of acids in a space sounds lab-by to me, but some project managers think of this as a minor facility alteration. My experience is that project timelines tend to be a challenge for assuring EHS review in these cases.
So getting a solid definition of what the purview of such a position would be sounds like a challenge to me.
Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
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