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Cold Room General Guidelines
Always ensure the door is closed after you enter or leave the room to prevent condensation and keep the place cool.
Never store food or beverages in the cold room.
Do not store cardboard boxes or any paper products since they can contribute to mold growth.
Check for the presence of mold. If you find a small quantity of mold, please disinfect the area with freshly prepared 10% bleach or contact EH&S for further assistance (940-898-4001).
Limit the quantity of other chemicals used in the cold room.
Promptly clean up spilled liquids.
The air inside this room is continuously circulated with no exhausted air, therefore:
Never use or store dry ice, compressed gasses, or liquid nitrogen inside, as these may displace oxygen
Do not bring in this room flammables (e.g., alcohols, solvents, chloroform, methylene chloride, benzene) as their vapors can accumulate, creating an explosive atmosphere, or they can elevate exposure risks with potential short and long-term health effects.
The cold room is a shared space - keep it clean and organized. Please get in touch with PI, Lab Supervisor (940-898-2211), or Facilities Management (940-898-3131) if you see any problem with the cold room.