Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 08:44:44 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Class lab fume hoods?

I'm trying to peer into murky future and would appreciate thoughts  
from people associated with managing chemistry class laboratory  
settings (as opposed to research settings). I know that for a while,  
the goal in building new class labs was to have a fume hood available  
for each student or student pair. I wonder how common this has turned  
out to be and if that goal will continue into the future. Our current  
chemistry building class labs have three fume hoods for lab sections  
of 18 students and I wonder if this ratio is way out of date or if  
it's reasonable to expect this ratio to serve in the future.

Thanks for any comments.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-5407

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