From: "Timpano, Autumn" <aclapp**At_Symbol_Here**VT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] working with Ethanedithiol
Date: August 15, 2012 1:14:35 PM EDT
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From our recent experiences, you definitely want to use a fume hood, not a glove box.  The odor threshold for the chemical is extremely low and the odor is pretty bad.  The MSDS also states to wear respiratory protection, so I think using a fume hood is mandatory.






Autumn Timpano

Laboratory Facilities Manager

Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Virginia Tech - 425 ICTAS Building - MC 0193

Blacksburg, VA  24061

Phone: (540) 553-5511     Fax: (540) 231-0970





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED..CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Yung Morgan
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:18 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] working with Ethanedithiol


Dear members,


Hope the Summer is finding you well and somewhat rested(?). A question came from  our sister school re:  working with Ethane dithiol in a glove box. Any thought on this? Also  what kind of  decontamination procedures for glassware before disposing?  We usually find glass only boxes full of smelly broken glass and our custodial group  would refuse to remove them.


Again thank you so much for any thought you may have.   Continue doing great work and enjoying the last of Summer.   


Best wishes


Yung Morgan, MsPH
Laboratory Safety
Industrial Hygiene Services
Environmental Health and Safety
117 Draper hall
UMASS,Amherst MA 01003
phone (413)  545-2682
Fax  (413) 545-2600
email : pmorgan**At_Symbol_Here**

            IH  motivation: saving the world, one fume hood  at the time. YM

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