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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:50:18 -0500
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Is it possible the drawing for a fountain eyewashes became misinterpreted for drinking water fountains? Could your builder replace them eyewashes?


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From:        Michael Hojjatie <mhojjatie**At_Symbol_Here**TKINET.COM>
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Date:        11/14/2014 12:37 PM
Subject:        [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab
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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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