Frankie, It's not a requirement in most USA locations, but it sure is strongly recommended by anybody who prefers to avoid litigation difficulties in the event of an incident. Jay ************************* ----- Original Message ----- From: "fwblack"
To: Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:31 AM Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Fire Code for Lab > Not sure where it is - but I thought there was a requirement to have two > exits from the laboratory - no matter what the amounts are. > > Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA > > fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**cableone.net > > Senior Air Professional > > Trihydro Corporation > > -----Original Message----- > From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of > Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann > Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:05 PM > To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU > 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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