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Title:

Food and Drink Restrictions in Technical Areas

Publication date:

1/6/2022

Effective date:

8/29/2013

BRIEF

Policy Summary

Berkeley Lab restricts the consumption and storage of food and drink in technical areas to minimize potential exposure to harmful substances, such as chemicals, biological materials, metal shavings, and other unsanitary materials.

Who Should Read This Policy

Berkeley Lab employees, casual and participating visitors, affiliates, and subcontractors who perform work in technical areas

To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

The POLICY tab on this wiki page

Contact Information

Laboratory Safety SME
EHS Division

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Title:

Food and Drink Restrictions in Technical Areas

Publication date:

1/6/2022

Effective date:

8/29/2013

POLICY

A. Purpose

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) restricts the consumption and storage of food and drink in technical areas based on the type of technical area and/or the work performed in the technical area. Consumption and storage of food and drink is prohibited in technical areas where potentially harmful substances are used, such as in chemical laboratories; biological laboratories; radiation work areas; and machine, welding, and craft shops. Other technical areas need to be evaluated by the area safety lead and/or the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Division to determine if, where, and when consumption and storage of food and drink will be permitted.

B. Persons Affected

Berkeley Lab employees, casual and participating visitors, affiliates, and subcontractors who perform work in technical areas

C. Exceptions

Non-technical areas, such as administrative offices, meeting rooms, break rooms, and kitchens

D. Policy Statement

Berkeley Lab restricts the consumption and storage of food and drink in technical areas to minimize potential exposure to harmful substances, such as chemicals, biological materials, metal shavings, and other unsanitary materials. This policy:

  1. Prohibits the consumption and storage of food and drink in the following locations:
    1. Chemical laboratories
    2. Biosafety areas, such as biosafety level 1 or 2 laboratories
    3. Radiation areas
    4. Machine, welding, and craft shops
  2. Restricts the storage and consumption of food and drink in other technical areas by requiring the area safety lead and/or EH&S to evaluate the area to determine which portion(s) may be identified and demarcated as permissible for the storage or consumption of food or drink.

E. Roles and Responsibilities

Managers, supervisors, and employees have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy.

Role

Responsibility

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Division

  • Administers the Food and Drink Restrictions in Technical Areas policy.
  • Provides assistance in reviewing area food and drink requirements

Line management

  • Assigns the area safety lead
  • Ensures workers comply with area food and drink requirements

Berkeley Lab Employees and affiliates

  • Follow all area food and drink requirements

Subcontractors

  • Follow all area food and drink requirements

F. Definitions/Acronyms

Term

Definition

Technical areas

  • Laboratories where chemicals or biological materials are stored or handled
  • Shops or other process areas where potential eye, face, skin, hand, foot, head, hearing, or respiratory hazards exist

Chemical laboratories

Laboratories where chemicals are handled

Biosafety areas

Areas that are (a) biosafety containment areas or (b) other areas where there is potential exposure to biological materials that may be detrimental to human health (e.g., infectious or blood-borne pathogen materials). Biosafety containment areas include laboratory (e.g., Biosafety Level 1 and Biosafety Level 2), large-scale, plant, and animal containment areas. Areas with potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogen materials include, for example, some health care facility rooms.

Radiation areas

Any accessible area in which radiation levels could result in an individual receiving a deep dose equivalent in excess of 0.005 rem (0.05 millisievert) in one hour, 30 cm from the radiation source or from any surface that the radiation penetrates

Machine Shop

Workshop where materials are cut and shaped (machined)

Welding Shop

Workshops where materials are joined together by heating the surfaces to the point of melting and uniting them (welded)

Craft Shop

Workshop where Facilities maintenance and construction craft/ trades personnel perform work. Examples include but are not limited to the Plumbing Shop, the Electrical Shop, the Carpentry Shop, and the Lockshop.

G. Recordkeeping Requirements

Indicate on the door sign any conditions and locations for which food or drink consumption is permitted in the technical area.

H. Implementing Documents

Document number

Title

Type

07.07.024.001

Personal Protective Equipment

Program

N/A

EHS Procedure 705, Radiological Work Permit Program

Procedure

07.07.021.001

Machine Safeguarding—Shop and Machine Safety

Program

07.07.004.001

Biosafety

Program

07.07.005.001

Chemical Safety Hazards and Controls

Program

I. Contact Information

Laboratory Safety SME
EHS Division

J. Revision History

Date

Revision

By whom

Revision Description

Section(s) affected

Change Type

8/29/2013

0

M.Wisherop

New policy

All

Major

1/6/20221A. BrandPeriodic review: editorial and link fixesAllEditorial
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DOCUMENT INFORMATION

Title:

Food and Drink Restrictions in Technical Areas

Document number

07.07.033.000

Revision number

1

Publication date:

1/6/2022

Effective date:

8/29/2013

Next review date:

1/6/2027

Policy Area:

Industrial Hygiene and Safety

RPM Section (home)

ESH

RPM Section (cross-reference)

none

Functional Division

EHS

Prior reference information (optional)


Source Requirements Documents

  • 10 CFR 851.21, Worker Safety and Health Program – Hazard Identification and Assessment
  • 29 CFR 1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens

  • 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication
  • 29 CFR 1910.1450, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
  • 10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection

Other Driving Requirements

Implementing Documents

Document number

Title

Type

07.07.024.001

Personal Protective Equipment

Program

N/A

EHS Procedure 705, Radiological Work Permit Program

Procedure

07.07.021.001

Machine Safeguarding—Shop and Machine Safety

Program

07.07.004.001

Biosafety

Program

07.07.005.001

Chemical Safety Hazards and Controls

Program

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Title:

Food and Drink Restrictions in Technical Areas

Document number

07.07.033.000

Revision number

1

Publication date:

1/6/2022

Effective date:

8/29/2013

Next review date:

1/6/2027

Policy Area:

Industrial Hygiene and Safety

RPM Section (home)

ESH

RPM Section (cross-reference)

None

Functional Division

EHS

Author name/contact info

A. Brand



Revision 0 publication date

8/30/2013

Retirement date

n/a

Prior reference information (optional)

n/a



Inputs from more than one Functional Area?

No

List additional Functional Areas & contacts




Inputs from more than one Policy Area?

No

List additional Policy Areas & contacts




30-day notification needed?

No

30-day start date

n/a

30-day end date

n/a



LDAP protected?

No



Need TABL reminders?

No

Frequency

n/a

Brief reminder text:

n/a



Approval Sheet for this revision received (date)
[Note: author is responsible}


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