[Histonet] RE: No food or drink in the lab

Marcum, Pamela A PAMarcum <@t> uams.edu
Thu Sep 4 08:52:54 CDT 2014

I have not worked in or visited as technical representative since the middle 70' that allowed in any food or drink in the lab anywhere.  If you have food or snacks they go in your locker and out of the lab or don't bring them in.  

In most labs this an automatic write up and can lead to progressive disciplinary action.  Your safety officer or department head should be all over this and if you don't have one check CLIA, CAP and any other letter organization to find it.  This is a health and safety issue that is taken seriously everywhere.  

If I find someone with food or drink in this lab they are disciplined before one of our safety officers from OHS finds out.  The fact that it is hidden or in cabinet does not cut it - No food or drink in the lab period. 

Pam Marcum

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Subject: [Histonet] No food or drink in the lab

Does anyone know of a specific site and quote that states "No food or drink in the lab" and what the consequences would be?  That covers drinks/snacks in the cabinets above their workstations too, right? I have a sign up on the door entering the lab that states no food or drink, but the staff continue to keep stuff around their desk, so I need something to back me up from CLIA, OSHA, CAP, etc...


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