Bill,The citation sounds right because power strips are not GFI's, but temp orary wiring. The plug-ins inside or immediately outside - not good either because of pinch possibility - and designed for plug-in of equipment in the hood, should be GFI, or GFI at the circuit breaker due to the liquid/chemi cal/contact hazards.My $0.02 worth......................................
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--- On Thu, 11/4/10, Bill Galdenzi <bill.galdenzi**At_Symbol_Here**BOEHRINGER-INGELHEIM.COM> wr ote:
From: Bill Galdenzi <bill.galdenzi**At_Symbol_Here**BOEHRING ER-INGELHEIM.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Power strips in hoods
To: DCH AS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:51 AM
Does anyone have policies or k now of requirements for power strips, and similar power supply units, in ho ods. I am referring to not explosion proof rated hoods and area s.
I know of a incident that happened years ago that involved a chemical explosion in a hood that injure d a chemist. OSHA investigated and the only "citation =" was for use of "temporary=" wiring inside a hood.& nbsp; The OSHA inspector considered the power strip temporary wiring and prohibited them from inside the hood.
Please let me know.
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