From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab Design Standards & Office Location
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:36:24 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Re: Lab Design Standards & Office Location
We run a Technical Laboratory at an LNG Plant and the lab is being considered for expansion & upgrade to provide more analytical space and more desk space/offices for the Analysts and Lab Management.
One of the options considered is the option of remote offices i.e. converting the lab building for only analytical activities with offices for the staff somewhere else, perhaps the main Admin building. As proponents of the project, this is not our preferred option but it's being strongly considered because the cost would be cheaper than an expansion that would provide the offices within the same building.
1. Are there any laboratory standards that mandate offices for analysts should be in the same building as the laboratory?
2. If no, from your experience, what are the disadvantages with such an arrangement?
3. What is the best practice in such situations?
Your feedback would be most appreciated.
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