From: "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab remodel with chemical safety in mind
Date: October 19, 2012 2:03:14 PM EDT
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Kyle et al.,
Do you have (or are you planning) fume hoods? With volatile hazardous materials (such as flammable organic solvents), plan on most of the work being done in a fume hood. Open bench tops are good for balances, melt-temps, etc.

If you possibly can, build in your wheel-chair accessible workstation NOW: bench, sink & fume hood accessible to a short person in a wheelchair. Make sure that person can get to, reach, and activate the shower & eyewash stations. Can a wheelchair user evacuate from the building without using an elevator?

At least one other station should be accessible to a person who cannot stand - a knee space allows sitting on a stool or chair. Almost all our labs have counters flush with drawers underneath & no knee spaces.

Sheila Kennedy, CHO
Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Strode, Kyle
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 9:29 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] lab remodel with chemical safety in mind

We are in the planning stages for a remodel of an existing engineering lab into a chemistry undergraduate research laboratory. How should the room be outfitted in terms of chemical safety considerations?

We are thinking
- ABC Fire extinguisher (do we need a D?)
- Eyewash stations at each sink
- Shower just outside the door (already in place)
- First aid box on wall
- Fire blanket

What are we missing?

Kyle Strode

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