We have had chemicals dro pped a few times because of the self closing doors. Has anyone else h ad this problem? In trying to keep the door open, or not realizing ho w close the door is people have bumped the door pulling out the chemi cal and dropped the bottle. Our older cabinets are not self closing a nd we don=E2=80=99t have a problem with the doors being left open. I prefer those that are not self closing.
MaryAnn Yaeger, MS
Supervisor of Laborator y Services,
Ch emical Hygiene Officer
120 N. State Street
Dover DE 19901
State and local codes will vary so you should consult y our local or state fire marshal's office. For example, it is my unde rstanding that California requires self-closing doors. The major US m anufacturers sell both manual and automatic door models, so there is obviou sly no federal requirement.
Given the obvious safety advantages of au tomatic door closers, the question should be why one would wish to defeat a safety feature that is, at best, a trivial annoyance. I strongly end orse their use whenever feasible.
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On Nov 4, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Bradley, Shelly wrote:
Are self-closing doors required on flammable cabinets? (Specifi cally those under fume hoods) p>
If not, are there any restrict ions on removing closers from flammable cabinet doors as long as the door l atches?
Shelly Bradl ey< /div>
Laboratory Development Assistant
Cam pus Chemical Compliance Director
Conway, AR 72032
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