In all situations I would think so, but if I am mistaken on some obscure cultural level I'm sure someone will let me know.
Is it safe to throw large capacitors in a drawer un-shorted, then years later open the drawer and pick them up by the leads simply assuming in the meantime that they won't internally recharge themselves with residual energy?
We'll murder them all, amid laughter and merriment...except for the few we take home to experiment!
"I cant see S***! --YOU GO TO HELL!" --Tourettes guy