From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:43:39 -0700
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And make sure that those are compliant with the ISEA/ANSI Standard which should be out in a month or two.

Unfortunately, I'm on the revision committee.


On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Brenda L. Coolbaugh <blc32**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Switch out the drinking fountain for an eyewash/safety shower at those locations-..

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab

Gotta love a lab designer who doesn't know anything about labs.

Rip =E2=80=98em out. Make the designer pay for it. They have insurance for these types of "errors and omissions."

I hope you would have a policy statement somewhere that states "no food and drink in the lab." If you have such a statement, then it makes the case for taking them out.

It's the policy of UC Davis to prohibit eating and drinking in the laboratory. Here's our policy statement: (paragraph 12).

Hope this helps.


Debbie M. Decker, CCHO

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

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."

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Hojjatie
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 8:06 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab

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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