Ruth, I suggest that you contact your local fire department and ask for their help in learning about the fire code in your locality. It is probably based on the code recommended by the National fire protection association--which publishes their codes and you might also wish to contact them. Jay Young ************************ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann"
To: Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:04 PM Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fire Code for Lab 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
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