Policy on Eating
and Drinking in the Laboratory
Food and beverage consumption and/or storage is
strictly PROHIBITED in
laboratories, laboratory refrigerators and
freezers, and/or radioactive material use areas.
Eating and drinking is permited in
authorized areas only, outside of laboratories and
rad material use areas.
Empty food and beverage containers brought into a
radioisotope lab and/or disposed of into lab trash
containers will be regarded as a violation of this
All food and beverage containers must be disposed
of in an outside trash receptacle prior to entring
a posted area or a laboratory. The NRC will
interpret the presence of wrappers and containers
as evidence of consumption and they have issued
citations for such violations.
Food/beverages or food/beverage containers that
are used for experimental purposes (not for human
consumption), need to be clearly marked as "NOT
FOR HUMAN USE", and disposed of accordingly