Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:38:12 -0400
Reply-To: "Redden, Patricia" <PREDDEN**At_Symbol_Here**SPC.EDU>
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From: "Redden, Patricia" <PREDDEN**At_Symbol_Here**SPC.EDU>
Subject: Re: ADA Compliant Fume Hoods
Comments: To: "R Alton Simpson (asimpson)"
Comments: cc: asimpson**At_Symbol_Here**MEMPHIS.EDU

We have wheelchair accessible hoods in all our labs and a large number of short students who prefer them.  However, I've used them without a problem and I'm 5'10".  They aren't so much lower than the standard hoods that they are a problem.

Pat Redden
St. Peter's College

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of R Alton Simpson (asimpson)
Sent: Thu 8/6/2009 9:41 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] ADA Compliant Fume Hoods

Have any of you had experience with ADA compliant fume hoods being used by non-wheelchair bound personnel?  I have concerns that the shorter height (floor to work surface) of an ADA compliant hood will be a problem when used by people who would stand in front of the hood to work.  Is there merit to my concern?

Thanks for any input that you can provide.  Please feel free to reply directly to asimpson**At_Symbol_Here**<mailto:asimpson**At_Symbol_Here**>.


Alton Simpson, CHMM, NRCC-CHO
Director, Environmental Health and Safety
The University of Memphis
216 Browning Hall
Memphis, TN  38152-3340
(901) 678-4672   fax (901) 678-4673

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