Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 15:05:39 -0400
Reply-To: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Fire Code for Lab
Comments: To: "Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann"


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" 
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.


Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, TX  76513-2599


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