From: Jim Kaufman <jim**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Combating Food in student Research Laboratories
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 12:14:39 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>

The Laboratory Safety Institute has developed a “door sign/memo” which can effectively put a stop to food and beverages in labs.


Copies are available on request.  … Jim


James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)

A Nonprofit Educational Organization for

Safety in Science, Industry, and Education

192 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760-2252
508-647-1900  Fax: 508-647-0062 
Cell: 508-574-6264  Res: 781-237-1335
Skype: labsafe; 508-319-1225



Chair, ICASE Committee on Safety in Science Education

International Council for Associations of Science Education


P We thank you for printing this e-mail only if it is necessary




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






CSI Tops MONEY magazine’s Best Colleges list for 2015-2016>

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.