Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 08:31:42 -0400
Reply-To: "Samuella B. Sigmann" <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
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From: "Samuella B. Sigmann" <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Fire Code for Lab
Comments: To: "Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann"
In-Reply-To: <4E2E6B81A1D0FE4E8E2B01F5FE9A01260ABCA820**At_Symbol_Here**>

Hi Ruth Ann - Also, when it comes down to it, it may be your State 
Department of Insurance or Local Fire Codes that dictate these things.  
That is, they may be more strict than NFPA.

Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann wrote:
> My question is about exit requirements for chemistry labs.  Does a
> policy limiting the amount of each flammable substance to one gallon or
> less  in the entire building allow  exits from different  upstairs labs
> to lead to only one hallway?   In other words, students from various
> labs would have to exit by the same hallway, and there would be no limit
> as to the number of flammable chemicals allowed - as long as each one
> was present in amounts less than one gallon.  Natural gas lines would
> also be in the labs.
> Thank you for any help you can provide.
> Ruth Ann 
> Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.
> Chairperson
> Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology
> The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
> Belton, TX  76513-2599
> 254.295.4542



Don't always believe what you think.

Samuella B. Sigmann, NRCC-CHO

Lecturer/Safety Committee Chair

A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry

Appalachian State University

525 Rivers Street

Boone, NC   28608

Phone: 828 262 2755

Fax: 828 262 6558

Email: sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here** 


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