Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 08:40:36 -0400
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From: Patricia Redden <predden**At_Symbol_Here**SPC.EDU>
Subject: Re: temperature in chemistry labs and storerooms
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I just had a chat with our provost and safety officer about the same
issue.  Our maintenance doesn't want to put on the central AC over the
weekends while the college is closed.  We're going to add a window
unit in the stockroom but not a generator.

Pat Redden

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Yaeger, Mary Ann
> I'm the CHO at a small private college.=A0 How do others at similar facil
> ensure chemistry labs and strorerooms do not become dangerously hot?=A0 W
e of
> course=A0have central air but=A0 sometimes even with that the rooms get w
arm, so
> we intalled window AC units to supplement.=A0 However, recently our power
> out for several hours due to a thundertorm and neither system worked,
> resulting in high temperatures which of course=A0is such a concern for
> volatile compounds.=A0 I learned of the power outage several=A0hours afte
r it
> occurred.
> We are now talking of purchasing a generator. Do any of you have this sam
> worry?=A0 Do you have a generator?
> Thanks for feedback.
> MaryAnn Yaeger
> Lab Mananger and CHO
> Wesley College
> 120 N. State St.
> Dover, DE 19901
> 302-736-2389
> yaegerma**At_Symbol_Here**

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