Thank you for sharing your experiences and feedback. Lots of great points and arguments that also crossed my mind; I'm happy to see I'm not alone here with these challenges.
I appreciate the support.
Stephen Beaton | Chemical Safety Manager
Environmental Health and Safety Office
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> If we can at least have our buildings characterized in terms of exhaust availability without need for extensive modification and its associated costs, and this information is readily available to the space assignment decision makers, then we have at least tried to help keep our research staff out of awkward or worse situations.
I do know of several institutions that have this process in place and it can be very valuable in addressing the concerns we're talking about. Circling back to the original question, perhaps this discussion demonstrates why assigning specific air change rates to generic lab descriptions is so difficult…
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
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