Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:49:07 -0700
Reply-To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Adjustable Worksurface Height Fume Hoods
Comments: To: Laboratory Safety ,
LABSAFETY-L Discussion List ,
UCIH Program Management Group

Please excuse the wide cross-postings.

A lab renovation project has purchased adjustable worksurface height fume hoods, manufactured by Labconco, to comply with ADA and to allow occupants to have some flexibility as to the worksurface height.  I 217;ve seen them demonstrated but have no experience with them in the field.< /o:p>

Do I want to allow the users to adjust the worksurface height and allow the duct connection to be flexible (currently not allowed in our design standards)?  OR

Do I want to fix the worksurface height (at 34” or 36”) and allow Plant Ops to adjust the worksurface height on request and make th e duct connection rigid?  OR

Do I want to give the occupants and Plant Ops two worksurface height options and have two pieces of duct connector fabricated for the two heights?


Thanks for the input,



Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
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