Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:20:04 -0600
Reply-To: "Peacy, William" <peacyw**At_Symbol_Here**COD.EDU>
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From: "Peacy, William" <peacyw**At_Symbol_Here**COD.EDU>
Subject: Re: lab space

According to the "Guidelines for Chemistry Programs in Two-Year Colleges", it gives the following: "There is a minimum of 30 square feet of laboratory space per student for the introductory courses, which includes a minimum of 3 lineal feet of working bench space per student. For the second-year courses, there is a minimum of 45 square feet per student, which includes a minimum of 4.5 lineal feet of working bench space per student." -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Joe Crockett Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:46 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab space At 09:16 AM 3/14/2006 -0500, Yaeger Mary Ann wrote: >Can anyone give me information on required lab space per student? I >can find a lot of recommendations for high school labs, but not college >science labs. I have information from NFPA, but is there something >more? The best number I've seen is 50 square feet per person. > > >Also, I have a question on MSDS. We have an island of cabinets in the >middle of our storeroom and the file with MSDS are part of the island. >I was recently told that they need to be kept by the door to the room. >Is that true? They are about 12 ft from the door. > I keep a copy in the chemistry labs, a one page summary in a handy position in the lab, master copies in my office and data on the campus web. This may be "over-done", but.... Joe C > > >Thanks for any input. > > > >MaryAnn Yaeger > > > > > >MaryAnn Yaeger > >Supervisor of Laboratory Services and CHO > >Wesley College, Cannon 8B > >120 N. State Street > >Dover, DE 19901 > >Phone: 302-736-2389 > >Fax: 302-736-2301 > > ************************************************************************ *** Joseph M Crockett Professor of Chemistry Bridgewater College of Virginia Bridgewater, VA 22812 McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics - Office 307 (540)-828-5431 email: ************************************************************************ ****

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