Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:12:33 -0700
Reply-To: Regina Frasca <rfrasca**At_Symbol_Here**CSUSM.EDU>
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From: Regina Frasca <rfrasca**At_Symbol_Here**CSUSM.EDU>
Subject: Dust collection
I know that I asked about this some time ago (1-2 yrs).  I am wondering
if situations have changed.  We are putting in a dust collection system
in our visual and performing Arts woodshop.  This shop would be for
student and faculty use for no more than 4 hours per week, if that.  The
question now arises whether we should have a HEPA filter on the unit due
to EPA issues.  I am not aware of any EPA issues, just the usual hazards
(combustion hazard) of a dust collection system.   We also have another
woodshop for the same purpose  (set design) in our main library  the
question here is about occupancy rating.  The room was originally built
for B occupancy.  They will be doing less work than the other shop and
will be using latex paint.  There does not seem to be any flammable
material issues.   I am very interested about your experiences and if
you know the HEPA filter and/or occupancy question.  My experience with
this type of system is very limited.  Thanks for your time.

Regina M. Frasca
Cal State University San Marcos
Director of Risk Management & Safety
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Fax:    760-750-3208

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human and physical resources of the campus community.

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