Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 10:34:07 -0700
Reply-To: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
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From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Ductless "fume hood" oversight
In-Reply-To: A<20060927.115804.3708.3.chemcon**At_Symbol_Here**>

For those of you who may not have had Jay's eons of experience, the document to which he refers is available as a pdf on-line at: The exact text reference is: On page 34. -Russ Russell Vernon, Ph.D. russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here** (951) 827-5119 -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jay Young Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 8:43 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: Ductless "fume hood" oversight RASLPH, YE GODS, AND FOR PETE'S SAKE. DON'T YOU EVER READ AND STUDY AND REMEMBER WHAT IT SAYS IN VOLUME TWO OF "SAFETY IN ACADEMIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORIES"? IT'S ON PAGE 34 AND IT SAYS, RIGHT THERE IN PLAIN ENGLISH : " ...THEIR USE IS NOW ACCEPTABLE IN ONLY IN VERY SPECIFIC INWSTANCES." AND IT CONTINUES WITH A DISCUSSION OF SUCH VERY SPECIFIC INSTANCES. JAY On Tue, 26 Sep 2006 16:55:56 -0400 Ralph Stuart writes: > 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 > > rstuart**At_Symbol_Here** > fax: (802)656-5407 > >

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