From: Melissa Charlton-Smith <charltonsmith**At_Symbol_Here**WVWC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:58:18 -0400
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We do not prohibit it, however, our recent addition to the sciences was a 3 story no natural gas research & lab facility-.which I now wish we HAD installed gas. It's very frustrating to go "next door" to do anything that requires using gas. Our Freshman and Sophomore chem classes are held in the new facility and the students don't have any exposure to Bunsen burners until their Junior year unless they work as a lab assistant for the department.


Mel Charlton-Smith

Chemistry Lab Coordinator, CHO-NRCC

Coordinator of BS-CHS program, Lecturer

WVWC - Chemistry Dept.


59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV 26201



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Kohler, Christopher E
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 1:17 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings


Is the installation of plumbed natural gas still allowed in new science buildings?

I assume so. On the other hand-

I was wondering if anyone absolutely prohibits the installation of natural gas and if so, why?

Many thanks,


Christopher E. Kohler

Laboratory Safety Manager

University Environmental Health and Safety

Indiana University

1514 E Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-5454


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