From: "Funck, Steven" <sfunck**At_Symbol_Here**MESSIAH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Combating Food in student Research Laboratories
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:49:01 +0000
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The only way to combat this is to be consistent and have the full support of the administration.  In the case of microwaves and refrigerators that goes beyond the individual research student and the research director needs to be held accountable for that.  That is where the Dean or whomever who is their superior needs to step in. You will never stop the students from walking into the lab with a cup of coffee or a sandwich if there are microwaves, coffee pots, etc, etc.  “officially sanctioned” in the labs.


Steven S. Funck, MS, CSMM

Natural Sciences Laboratory Program Manager

Messiah College

One College Ave.

Suite 3049

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Phone:  (717) 796-1800 (ext. 2079)

Fax: (717) 691-6046



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of James Saccardo
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:00 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Combating Food in student Research Laboratories


Hello All,

I was wondering if anyone could share and methods they currently use of have used in the past to combat and discourage the storage and consumption of food and drink in the laboratory.


Has anyone come across the following in a laboratory: Microwave / water cooler / beverage refrigerator? How did you rectify the situation?


What is an appropriate penalty for anyone that “consumes food or beverages in any area exposed to a toxic material” (29 CFR 1910.141(g)(2)).


James Saccardo, MS, CHMM






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