I just got this email from the health & safety guy (or COSHH) in our dept. Well lets just say he's infamous for taking his job way too seriously . Anyways, after I managed to stop laughing I thought I'd share .
Erm well I know that there a couple of folks in the dept who are have relationships... but anyways he continuesDear all,
I have just received a memo regarding natural rubber latex.
Could anybody using natural rubber latex please inform me immediately, as this substance falls under COSHH regulations.
Damn I' guess I can't park the car in my 4th floor office anymorethe following may contain NRL
Common office items thenBalloons
Hot water bottles
Sports equipment (eg hand grips and gym mats)
Swimming cap and goggles
.... Hmmm well that's practically worn out anywaysCarpets
Ok that's common enough around here. Pity. Looks like the Queens math Dept is going to have to do without calculators .Erasers
Whoohoo we're all going to go commando!Underwear elastic
In other words to carry note in the hall we need to have written permission from COSHH. This folks is how your university tuition fees are being wisely spent .....So, looking at this memo and the School Safety Policy, it looks like rubber
bands may only be ordered through the COSHH supervisor. Also, one may
have to ask permission from the COSHH supervisor to take a poster from
Reception to your office, as long as a rubber band holds it together...