Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:02:43 -0400
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From: "Reuter, Mike - Dairy One" <Mike.Reuter**At_Symbol_Here**DAIRYONE.COM>
Subject: Light illumination in laboratories



The question came up recently at our laboratory; Are the re any specific regulations regarding required or even recommended light intensities in foot candles for analytical labs?


The only thing I could come up with at the moment was in the Handbook of Chemical Health and Safety< /span> by Robert J. Alaimo.  It recommended that the light intensity at the b ench for typical chemistry labs to range between 80-100 foot candles.


Any input would be greatly appreciated.






Michael J. Reuter

Forage Laboratory Che mist

Health and Safety Dir ector


Dairy One

730 Warren Road

Ithaca, NY  14850

Phone 1-607-257-1272, ext. 2166

Fax 1-607-257-1350

email < /b>mike.reuter**At_Symbol_Here**


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