I've restrained myself from weighing in on this one. I could go on for a number of days, sharing war stories and experiences.
I would offer four resources, however, that may not have been mentioned yet.
At UC Davis, we use the Campus Design Guide here: http://dcm.ucdavis.edu/cdg/index.html I've had a fair amount of input into the document and it gets well-used.
The UC system has a Laboratory Design Guide here: http://lsdm.ucop.edu/ It's an update of our old lab safety design guide from 2007.
DiBerardinis and Baum have published the 4th edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health, Safety, and Environmental Considerations. It's excellent. https://ilp.mit.edu/webpubdetail.jsp?id=221
The Harvard School of Public Health offers and advanced laboratory safety design workshop here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecpe/programs/guidelines-for-laboratory-design/ I've attended it and it's really worthwhile.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
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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