From: Melissa Ballard <melissa.ballard**At_Symbol_Here**MICHELIN.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] emergency shut-offs
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:52:24 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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I am pretty sure it’s been discussed here before in terms of ventilation shut-offs but what is the consensus on having electrical emergency shut-offs for laboratories? Our company is building a new lab and is asking my opinion. My gut says that if you shut off the ventilation then you would want to shut-off power too, to prevent any heated activities from continuing or any electrical sparks from igniting fumes that may accumulate but I didn’t know if there were any standards or regs to back me up.


I’d like to go into my meeting tomorrow with a little more than my gut feeling.


Thank you!



Melissa Ballard, MSPH, CIH, CCHO

Industrial Hygienist / Industrial Hygiene Chemist

Michelin North America

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