Water Reactives in the Lab-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, January 11, 2013

Water Reactives in the Lab

The installation of sprinklers in the seventh and eighth floor of Mellon Institute is now complete!  Many of the laboratories on those floors have water-reactives materials.  It is critical that these items be protected from reaction, should the sprinklers become activated.  Many of these materials are already protected from that situation by virtue of their current storage in enclosed containers or in glove boxes.  HOWEVER, if you are on the applicable floors of Mellon Institute, please check on your inventory to see that your water reactives are protected.  EH&S is able to provide, at no cost, waterproof outer containers to protect these items.  If you wish to avail yourself of these, please contact EH&S at 8-8182.

By: Mark Banister, markb@andrew.cmu.edu, 412-268-1493