From: Ellen M. Sweet <ems325**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] demolition of lab with osmium tetroxide contamination
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 19:29:26 +0000
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Hi everyone,

I’d like to know if anyone has dealt with the demolition of a lab and removal of a fume hood in which osmium tetroxide was used? Other than recommending respiratory protection (N100 or P100 cartridges), nitrile gloves and coveralls during tear-out, are there any other precautions we should keep in mind?

Thanks for any suggestions.



Ellen Sweet

Laboratory Ventilation Specialist

Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Cornell University



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