Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:14:25 -0500
Reply-To: Mark Banister <markb2**At_Symbol_Here**ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
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From: Mark Banister <markb2**At_Symbol_Here**ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Hoods containing asbestos
In-Reply-To: <001201c852d9$0740b080$6601a8c0**At_Symbol_Here**Ernie>

We have quite a number of these hoods in place and I see no problem with managing them in place. We have instructed maintenance and laboratory staff of the asbestos content and that they are not permitted to cut into, drill into, or otherwise disturb the hood interior. Any such activity must be referred to us in EH&S and we arrange for whatever work is needed through an asbestos contractor. (For example, flow monitors were installed into the units many years ago, with the contractor drilling all the holes needed for the installation.) Mark Mark R. Banister, CIH, CCHO, CHMM Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety Carnegie Mellon University 412-268-1493 412-527-5616 (emergencies) -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Ernie Lippert Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 11:02 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hoods containing asbestos Some older fume hoods have backs or sides made of asbestos-containing transite. Typically, the transite is coated with a chemically resistant paint, perhaps an epoxy formulation. Does anyone see a problem? To me this seems like "managing in place". Regards, Ernest L. Lippert

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