Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 07:51:17 -0400
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From: Bill Galdenzi <bill.galdenzi**At_Symbol_Here**BOEHRINGER-INGELHEIM.COM>
Subject: Power strips in hoods
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Does anyone have policies or know of requirements for power strips, and similar power supply units, in hoods.   I am referring to not explosion proof rated hoods and areas.   

I know of a incident that happened years ago that involved a chemical explosion in a hood that injured a chemist.   OSHA investigated and the only “citation” was for use of “temporary” wiring inside a hood.   The OSHA inspector considered the power strip temporary wiring and prohibited them from inside the hood.

Please let me know.


Bill Galdenzi

Environmental, Health, and Safety

Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharamceuticals

(203) 778-7759


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