Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 16:55:56 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Ductless "fume hood" oversight
Comments: To: SAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**, cshema-l**At_Symbol_Here**

Over the last few years, we have been noticing more and more ductless  
"fume hoods" in our labs. In general, we have tried to discourage  
their use on campus, but I suspect that the low installation costs  
are too attractive for many labs to pass up. I'm beginning to think  
that we need to develop some kind of support policy for their use.  
I'm thinking in terms of an annual certification of their air flow so  
that we can at least remind people regularly that the filters on this  
equipment need ongoing careful attention to make sure that they don't  
create bigger problems through neglect of the change out schedule.

I wonder if any other campuses have gone through this exercise and  
has a policy we could model our work on?

Thanks for any help.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-5407

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