From: Michael Ng <Michael.Ng**At_Symbol_Here**LIU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab remodel with chemical safety in mind
Date: October 19, 2012 2:15:49 PM EDT
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You will need a D class flire extinguisher if you know you will be working with combustible metal materials (Sodium Metal, butyllithium, diethylzinc,

Etc.) Otherwise an ABC Fire Extinguisher should be sufficient.

You may want to consider the following if applicable:

* 1 or 2-Hour Fire Rated Walls (Should be existing room)
* Self Closing 60 or 90 minute fire rated doors (Should be existing room)
* Sprinkler system (Expensive and time consuming construction. May need local agency approvals)
* Smoke Detectors (Requires to be tied into existing fire alarm system by fire alarm vendor and electrician)
* Fire Alarm Stroke Devices (Requires to be tied into existing fire alarm system by fire alarm vendor and electrician)
* Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and ductwork for the space (expensive item and may be required to be tied into the fire alarm depending on air conditioning unit tonnage)
* Fire Smoke Dampers from Existing HVAC
* Fume Hood(s) and Chemical Exhaust System (Fans, Blowers and Ductwork)
* Plumbing Wastewater Lines (In NYC, the law indicates that plumbing wastewater lines from chemical laboratories must be composed of Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) as per the Building Code Requirement)
* Chemical Neutralization Wastewater Tank
* Epoxy or other fire & chemical resistant tabletops and workbenches
* Epoxy sink pieces (Sinks are manufactured a set size, usually by Duratop -
* Electrical connections and outlets must be code compliant (circuit breaker, 110V duplex with 20A, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting Outlet for electrical near plumbing or sinks.
* OSHA compliant solvent (Gypsum White Board Lining) & acid storage cabinets (polypropylene or epoxy)
* Chemical Spill Kit
* Gas Cylinder Storage

Hope this helps.

Michael Ng
Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Long Island University Brooklyn Campus
Buildings and Grounds
1 University Plaza M101
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718)-488-1608
Fax: (718)-488-3337**At_Symbol_Here**

From: "Strode, Kyle" >
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Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:29:15 +0000
To: >
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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