Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 17:09:40 -0400
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From: Jay Young <chemcon**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM>
Subject: Re: Fume Hood airfoils
Comments: To: esf**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU

There is an excellent user's guide available for hood users.  It is
"Laboratory Fume Hoods; A User's Guide" by Thomas Saunders, published by
Wiley, ISBN number 0-471-56935-6.

I recommend it highly.

Jay Young
On Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:04:10 -0400 List Moderator  writes:
> From: Sheila Kennedy 
> Date: July 12, 2006 2:51:33 PM EDT
> Subject: Fume Hood airfoils
> OK, everyone (responding on the list) agrees the lab workers are  
> ignorant of
>     - fume hood design
>     - fume hood operation - optimal conditions and interferences
>     - gas cylinder safety.
> My questions for the list are:
>     - how many of the respondents received ANY formal training in 
> any  
> of these topics?
>     - when/how did they learn these systems?
>     - what is your institution doing to educate undergraduate or  
> graduate students on these topics?
>     - are we going to let another generation of chemists rely on  
> informal, "by the way, you should probably know..." training for 
> this  
> BASIC knowledge?
> I'm not just letting off steam here. I really do want to hear what  
> other institutions are doing. I am very interested in the informal  
> training noted above; I suspect that it doesn't reach enough people, 
> although it may work very well for those it does reach.
> Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
> Safety Coordinator
> Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
> Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
> University of California, San Diego
> 9500 Gilman Dr. #0303
> La Jolla, CA  92093-0303
> (858) 534-0221

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