The potential for chemical or biological exposure is greatly increased when food and drink are stored or consumed in biology and chemistry labs. For the protection of students, faculty, and staff, the following guidance is provided and must be followed:
Wine-sensory activities may take place in the lab/classroom of the Fruit Processing Education Building on the campus of the Fruit Experiment Station after effectively storing away all hazardous and potentially infectious materials and appropriately cleaning the countertops. Consumable materials must not be taken into the lab/classroom until these precautionary measures are completed.
Missouri State faculty, staff and students will be expected to comply with the aforementioned regulations.
Eating, drinking, smoking, applying cosmetics or lip balm, and handling contact lenses are prohibited in work areas where there is a reasonable likelihood of occupational exposure.
Food and drink shall not be kept in refrigerators, freezers, shelves, cabinets or on countertops or benchtops where blood or other potentially infectious materials are present.
No employee shall be allowed to consume food or beverages ... in any area exposed to a toxic material.