From: Michael Hojjatie <mhojjatie**At_Symbol_Here**TKINET.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:05:52 +0000
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We are in the process of building a new Lab and it is almost ready for occupation.


The Lab designer has put two drinking fountains in the Lab. I believe this is not allowed per OSHA’s Laboratory Standards, however, the discussion is that “there is minimum chance of chemical contamination” with these drinking fountains. I have requested the removal of these, but it would be costly at this point. I have two questions:


Are the drinking fountains allowed in the Lab area?


Is it OK to shut down the water source at this point and leave the fountains there?


I appreciate the expert opinions on this subject.



Michael Hojjatie, Ph.D.  



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