Laboratory Safety Design: Break Room Guidelines
The purpose of this guideline is to ensure that the laboratory design process will include adequate facilities for storage or consumption of food and other personal tasks that should be performed outside of areas where chemical, biological, or radiological materials are handled or stored.
This policy will outline best practices with respect to separation of non-laboratory activities to reduce the risk of exposure or cross contamination from laboratory operations. These design standards are not meant to cover all laboratory situations.
UMass Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) must review proposals for all laboratory renovations on a case-by-case basis.