Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:35:42 -0400
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Subject: Re: Fire Code for Lab

From: "Laurence Doemeny" 
Date: May 23, 2008 2:30:03 PM EDT (CA)
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Fire Code for Lab

The following taken from the National Academy of Sciences Publication  
at the
following link:

Laboratory   Design,
Construction, and Renovation: Participants, Process and Product (2000)


Laboratory egress requires all the physical specifications detailed  
above in
the section on "Access" but is also regulated by codes. Dual egress- 
two exits-for all laboratories is often required by fire and building  
and dual egress for other areas is often encouraged. Storerooms or
laboratory preparation areas with flammable materials, water and  
hazards, and chemical hazards should also have dual egress. In addition,
there must be a continuous and unobstructed path from any point in the
building to an outside exit. This requirement is further discussed in  
section "Environmental Health and Safety" in this chapter.

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