From: Jeffrey Lewin <jclewin**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Fume Hood & Lab ventilation presentation for Engineering students - what would you include?
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:16:15 -0400
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Since I work in biology labs during my lab ventilation presentations I spend a fair amount of time talking about Biological Safety Cabinets including laminar flow hoods (often used in non-biological "clean" operations) as well as recirculating and ventilated BSCs.. This may not be the right lecture to go into the details but I'd like to encourage you to at least touch on the subject that not all laboratory containment hoods are the same, serving different purposes and used to mitigate different hazards.

Jeff Lewin
Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Kim Gates <kim.gates**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
I have the opportunity to give a 1 hr presentation to the Engineering student section of ASHRAE that meets on our campus. I am going to talk about fume hoods & lab ventilation. I will give a short presentation and then take them to a lab so they can test face velocity with my various Alnors.

I'm planning on including ASHRAE Industrial Ventilation, ANSI/AIHA Z9.5, SEFA-1, NFPA 45, Laboratory Fume Hoods by G. Thomas Saunders, and Laboratory Ventilation Work Book by D. Jeff Burton as resources.

As a chemical safety professional, what do you wish the graduating Engineering students knew about fume hoods and lab ventilation?

Thanks, as usual, for your input!

Kim Gates
Laboratory Safety Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6200
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