Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:46:23 -0500
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From: Tim Hawkins <tim.hawkins**At_Symbol_Here**SAFEFUMEHOOD.COM>
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Subject: Re: Decommissioning Fume Hoods/Traps
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A good resource for you may be the Controlled Environment Testing
Association. They have 25 members in Massachusetts, some of them ought to
have experience in de-commissioning fume hoods.

Their web site is


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Margaret Rakas
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:05 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Decommissioning Fume Hoods/Traps

Good morning,

We're doing some laboratory renovations and I am interested in hearing from
others who have decommissioned labs for your renovators...

If you were requested to "evaluate laboratory fume hoods for the potential
of hazardous materials through wipe sampling", and you knew no perchlorates
were ever used, did you test for anything else?  (What materials actually
CAN be analyzed this way?  These are fume hoods that need a wipe-down, but
aren't showing signs of significant contamination)

If you were requested to 'biologically and chemically decontaminate traps"
for chemistry labs, what did you/your outside contractors do?

I want tomake sure these areas are safe for the workers, and will contract
out this work to a hazmat/hazwaste specialty vendor, but I want to know what
is reasonable to do...I have a fair idea of the history of most of the labs
so if there is a 'flow chart' approach that would be very helpful.

Many thanks!

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3786 

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