Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 15:15:07 -0700
Reply-To: Larry Gibbs <lgibbs**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Larry Gibbs <lgibbs**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Length of aisles between islands
Comments: To: Ralph Stuart
In-Reply-To: <DB3EF187-9185-4A50-A0F4-5273EEDB4112**At_Symbol_Here**>

Below is the response from Stanford Fire Marshal.

Larry Gibbs


I am not aware of any code requirements that would limit the length of a lab
peninsula. Overall, for labs, the code does limit the length of travel
distance to an exit or exit-access door to 75 feet .

Not sure if this helps.


 Joseph Leung, P.E. 
 University Fire Marshal
 (650) 723-0609

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of
Ralph Stuart
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 8:41 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Length of aisles between islands

Our facilities manager for our College of Medicine labs asked me this  
question, which I thought DCHAS-L might have some helpful input on:

Does anyone know of a "regulation" which would require limiting the  
length of a lab peninsula (meaning the lab benches create only one  
means of egress from the enclosed area) to require an island station  
above that length? While such a rule makes sense, I am unable to find  
any supporting information. Thanks for your assistance.

Thanks for any information.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405


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