Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:03:04 -0400
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From: ILPI <info**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM>
Subject: Re: Exit Requirements
Comments: cc: Edward Senkbeil
Your local fire marshal is
*always* the best bet on these sorts of things. There can be local
codes on top of state ones. Also check with your local zoning
officials. I'm sure others on the list can speak to the National
and NFPA codes.
In many of the labs at the U of
KY, the fume hoods flanked the only door. So to meet whatever code
applied, they installed 1/4" hardboard "crash panels" that you could
break through into the next lab (or hallway) if need be. The area
in front of those had to be kept clear, of course. Not the most
elegant solution, and they were maybe 16" wide at most, but to my
knowledge they've never been tested.
On Apr 15, 2009, at 4:37 PM, Edward Senkbeil
We are thinking about converting a portion of our
Instrument Room to a Faculty Office. This will however take out
one of our two exits for the room. The room is approximately 13
ft. x 32 ft., and we generally don't allow wet chemistry to occur in the
Instrument Room. There are flammable gas tanks in the room.
Is one exit sufficient or is there specific regulations that
I might look at which would stipulate one exit is not sufficient?
need to convince our administration that safety is an