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Re: [IP] Danger: Microwave Oven


Have you asked any school officials what the reasoning is?  Depending on
the OSHA surveyor, they can often be accommodating, or at least
recommend solutions specific to a circumstance.  

Perhaps it's because microwaves can cause havoc for pacemakers. 
However, restaurants post warning signs and that works within the
regulations.  If OSHA feels the microwave is too accessible to the
public, and therefore, high risk of being unsanitary, can it be
re-located to a more restricted area?  Could the school establish
cleaning guidelines?  Perhaps OSHA didn't say it had to be removed, but
removal was an easier way to comply as far as the school was concerned.  
Maybe you could ask for a meeting to include school personnel and an
OSHA official to discuss the concern, and see if your "combined wisdom"
could arrive at a mutually acceptable solution.  If you approach it
professionally with a positive, cooperative spirit, you should get
answers.  Good luck!

Phil DuBois
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/