Policy on Food & Drinks in Chemical Use and Storage Areas

  1. Consumption or storage of food or beverages is not permitted in laboratories, research areas or work rooms where hazardous chemicals are used or stored.
  2. In mixed environments, clearly designate areas where storage and consumption of food and beverages is allowed and areas where it is not allowed.
  3. Refrigerators and freezers used to store hazardous chemicals or samples must be posted with a sign saying CHEMICAL STORAGE ONLY, NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES or similar wording.

References: OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.141 (g)(2)

Sign for Refrigerator or Freezer used for Hazardous Chemical Storage

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Sign for Refrigerator or Freezer used for Food and Beverage Storage

Picture of Sign for Refrigerator used for Food and Drink Storage(Click the image for a screen size printable image)