From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Minus 80 move
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 01:23:53 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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> >Our bioengineering department will be moving to their new digs 0.3 miles away from their present location, all within campus. Anyone willing to share their experience or some best practices on moving a number of minus 80 freezers and their contents?

I suspect that others have more experience with the physical aspects of such a move, but based on experience with similar collections, one best practice before disturbing such a collection of samples is to be sure that there is a good inventory of what the contents of the collection are before the move and that they have been culled as much as possible. Such an inventory is an asset that is rarer than one might think.

And from my time in working with people who have dealt with insurance claims after such a collection has suffered a loss, financial values for the collection should be assigned BEFORE an event leads to such a claim. "Priceless" is not a useful assessment for this purpose.

Good luck!

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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