Yeah - we=E2=80™re a big bike campus, too. Working with the bike folks and the grounds folks, getting enough secure bike storage around the building helps a lot.
To questions like that, I usually respond, "Must we?" and then start to make sure what they want to do won't compromise compliance or fire code or exiting or potentially damage the bike. I presume they want to store the bikes in the waste room because it's more secure than outdoors. If something goes wrong in the waste room, would they really want their bike in there? Can you maintain exiting? Can your hazardous waste haulers access what they need to access without tripping over bicycles? Are they properly trained to be in the waste room? They=E2=80™ll need to have at least awareness level training for hazardous waste operations and that has to be refreshed annually. You can make it painful and bureaucratic - that might work to discourage them.
Hope this helps =E2=80" just a few ideas off the top of my head.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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Faculty want to know: Is is okay to store bicycles in the same room as with chemical waste?
(They don't like my answer)
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