DCHAS members may have information to supply to this inquiry from a sister e-mail list. This is a big question on many campuses (tip: look in your libraries for maker spaces) and it would be good to help collect this information into something useful to the EHS community as a whole.
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> From: "Gladle, Michael"
> Subject: [SAFETY2] Safety Concerns/Policy --3D Printers
> Date: April 14, 2016 at 8:33:03 AM EDT
> Good Morning Everyone,
> We are seeing more and more 3D printers on campus and trying to address safety concerns. I would be interested in receiving feedback on how you are addressing 3D printers for those institutions having them. Please respond to the following questions and send to me directly or via listserv. I would be more than willing to share the results with everyone.
> Do you have a policy in place regarding use and type of feed stock(s) allowed?
> Are the printers ventilated via local exhaust, exhaust air filtered and introduced back into the space or just general room ventilation?
> Have you conducted any air monitoring for vapors/fumes/particles for the various feedstocks e.g. ABS, PLA, etc.?
> Would you be willing to share any of the monitoring results?
> Thank you in advance for your response. Please call me if you would like to talk off-line, my contact information follows.
> Michael A. Gladle, MPH, CIH
> University of Delaware
> Department of Environmental Health and Safety
> 222 South Chapel St., Room 132
> Newark, DE 19716
> O# 302-831-1435
> C# 302-690-2751
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