|FAQ - Regulatory Processes - Archived Through 2012
Does an office need two refrigerators—one for medicine and one for biopsies/cultures?
If the containers are leakproof and the items are well separated and clearly marked, two refrigerators may not be necessary. Call your state's OSHA office and Department of Public Health for further clarification regarding your state's rules.(1) Food, medications or other consumables should not be stored in the same refrigerator with chemical products or items containing potentially infectious materials such as blood, tissue or saliva.
(1) OSHA. State Occupational Safety and Health Plans. Available at http://www.osha.gov/fso/osp/index.html