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Eating, drinking, and related activities within laboratories can result in accidental ingestion or exposure to hazardous materials. Good laboratory practices, supported by the Occupational Safety and Health administration (OSHA), seeks to eliminate the potential route of exposure by prohibiting these activities in areas where hazardous materials are present. In addition, good laboratory practice incorporates standard hand hygiene practices.

This policy applies to all staff, faculty, students, and guests entering University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis laboratory areas where hazardous materials are used, handled, or stored.

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Environmental Health & Safety