From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Cracked fume hood sash
Date: May 11, 2013 12:22:00 PM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
I'd have to see it to know.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012 212-777-0062
From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Sent: Thu, May 9, 2013 3:23 pm
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Cracked fume hood sash
A crack has developed in the vertical sash of a 6 ft. fume hood. Here's the descriptor from my researcher:
"Back when it occurred, the repair guys came out and their assessment was you would have to cut the venting above my hood to remove the sash, since it's such a tight fit, and so you would need to close the lab for a bit to do the repair.
The repair guy said the crack wasn't a big deal and did not alter the integrity of the sash. He also said it wasn't a safety violation, which was my main concern.
Since the crack seemed like a cosmetic problem, rather than safety, and since I'm one in that hood, I figured I would have it repaired later and hopefully work it into a time when the hoods are down."
I don't think I like this characterization but I don't know a whole bunch about laminated safety glass. What do ya'll think?
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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