If your "jurisdiction have authority" gets extremely AR and they enforce NFPA as though it were law, you will find a requirement for monitoring laboratory chemical hoods in NFPA 45. The edition at my desk is antiquated, 1991, but in Section 6-9.7 requires that new hoods and existing hoods which are modified to have airflow indication. My newer editions are in my home office, but I would venture to say that newer editions are at least as restrictive as the 1991 edition in this area.
From: "Hilbrandt, Robert"
Sent: Jul 16, 2009 11:03 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Cite Reference
Could you site the requirement for fume hood monitors. We are located in New York State (upstate) and are not aware of such a requirement.
Robert W. Hilbrandt Jr., RMS
Radiochemistry Technical Director / QA Manager
Westchester County Dept. Laboratories & Research
10 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
Tel: 914-231-1531 Fax: 914-231-4458 I>
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