From: Samuella B. Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Water bottles in labs
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:52:11 -0400
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If I see any out in lab, I remove them and throw the away. I do not throw them away in the lab trash cans, but in a discrete hall trash can somewhere. I also throw the lid away in a separate location from the bottle so that it is unlikely to be retrieved and reused.


On 4/27/2016 12:05 PM, Reeder, Debbie wrote:

We are seeing a problem with students walking into the lab holding their water bottles and it is not practical for the instructor to stand at the door as they arrive because our labs run one right after the other and we rarely close the door. At the beginning of the term during the safety presentation they are told to put them away before entering the lab but they either forget or ignore it. We already have so many signs in our labs, hallways, etc that no one pays any attention to them so I?m reluctant to add another one. Could you share what you do at your institution?

Debbie Reeder

Chemistry Lab Manager

Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012



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