From: "Koster, Sandra" <skoster**At_Symbol_Here**UWLAX.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Cell phone in lab policy
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09:44:48 -0600
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I allow cell phones in lab except during quizzes and exams but we provide ordinary zip-lock sandwich bags to put the phones in so that they are protected and don't carry contamination out of the lab. Sort of like gloves for the cell phones. The touch screens work just fine through the bags.

Sandra Koster
Senior Lecturer
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 4:42 PM, Melissa Charlton-Smith <charltonsmith**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Our policy is that cell phones are to be off or not present during lab. The instructor and TA must have a cell phone because our labs do not have land lines so the ability to call 911 is available by their cell phones.


On Feb 19, 2016 4:52 PM, "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
As far as I can see in the archives, this hasn't been discussed since 2006; does anyone have Cell Phone in Lab Policies from the last few years that they would like to point to?

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Piccone, Maria (CDPH-CID-DCDC) <Maria.Piccone**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Dear Ralph Stuart,

I'm looking for publications or references to use for a "no cell phone in the lab" policy.
If you have any resources that sounds useful, I'd appreciate it if you could forward to me.

Thank you very much,

Maria Elisa Piccone

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