From: "Chance, Brandon" <bchance**At_Symbol_Here**MAIL.SMU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Protecting Vacuum Lines during renovations
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:25:12 +0000
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Neal and Christopher, 

Thanks for the feedback. I didn’t want to use a standard crating company simply because I wanted some one that had some dangerous goods experience.  I have contacted a dangerous goods crating company that has experience crating “in-place” hazardous materials-containing equipment and they should be able to do the job.  Prior to arrival and again on-site I plan to brief them on the various hazmat that may be within the systems and they will definitely be supervised throughout the process by myself and/or the senior research scientist responsible for the lab spaces.  

Regards,

Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO
Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Risk Management
Southern Methodist University 
PO Box 750231 | Dallas, TX  75275-0231
T) 214.768.2430 | M) 469-978-8664

"… our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…” Neal Langerman



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety on behalf of "Incarvito, Christopher"
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:48 AM
To: "DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU"
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Protecting Vacuum Lines during renovations

I agree with Neal.  We’ve left all manner of instrumentation and mechanical assemblies in place during minor and major lab renovations, and relied solely on the skill of the general contractor or carpentry subcontractors and clear direction from the EHS and scientific staff.  Don’t forget about a dust management protocol – we drape/wrap/seal/tape everything after EHS has provided clearance.

I probably have pictures of the protection we used on a Zeiss EVO SEM while we performed directly overhead.  Let me know if you are interested.

cdi


Christopher D. Incarvito, Ph.D. 
Director of Research Operations and Technology
Yale University  -  West Campus


From: NEAL LANGERMAN <neal@chemical-safety.com>
Organization: Advanced Chemical Safety
Reply-To: "neal@chemical-safety.com" <neal@chemical-safety.com>
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6:58 AM
To: "DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU" <DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Protecting Vacuum Lines during renovations

Brandon –

 

I disagree w/ you about the type company to hire.  Any skilled carpenter in the craft trades will be able to do the project.  You will need to clearly explain that the frame needs to be pre-assembled outside the lab and then just bolted together.  You need to consider how the frame will physically secure in place to the floor or vacuum line support.

 

I would cover the vac line with cloth for dust control

 

I can see a design with the top and upper half of the sides made out of 1x4” interior plywood.  The skeleton and low half exterior would be 1x1 or 2x4.

 

A good crating company with experience in crating fragile stuff for long distance shipment will suffice.

 

You will need to do some hazard recognition training AND provide continuous supervision while they are in the lab.

 

Neal

 

 

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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Chance, Brandon
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:19 PM
To: DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Protecting Vacuum Lines during renovations

 

DCHASers,

 

We have a building wide lab renovation project starting up that involves ventilation upgrades and installation of sprinkler systems.  A number of these labs have glass vacuum line systems that are 6-12ft long, some containing various mercury containing components.  Due to the size and intricacy of the systems, there is a significant hazard involved with dismantling them and the labs would like to leave them in place and have them protected in some fashion. 

 

Does anyone have any recommendations to have them crated in place or whom would be the best type of company to reach out to?  I wouldn’t trust a standard crating company with this project and we are currently reaching out to the local scientific gas blower that made the systems for his suggestions. 

 

Thoughts would be appreciated. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO

Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Office of Risk Management

Southern Methodist University 

PO Box 750231 | Dallas, TX  75275-0231

T) 214.768.2430 | M) 469-978-8664

 

"… our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…” Neal Langerman

 

 

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