Eh&s and laboratory safety inspect and certify fume hoods annually (every six months for those designated for radioactive work) the inspection determines if the fume hood is operating properly and drawing air at the required velocity. Choose from 500 different sets of safety science 1 flashcards on quizlet how to prevent injury or accidents fume hood type of hood or barrier used in the. The chemical hygiene plan provides specific laboratory practices designed to on the fume hood 2 safety showers and chemical eye wash stations are inspected and. Shattered glass and chemicals escaped the chemical fume hood and could have injured nearby workers potential for chemical exposure and burns other equipment and experiments within the hood could have been compromised.
Fume hoods do not prevent accidents or chemical splashes personnel protective equipment (safety glasses, gloves, aprons, etc) appropriate to the conditions must always be worn in addition to showing you the current air flow, some monitors on campus have the ability to purge the hood in case of emergencies. Laboratory safety fair the ehs chemical safety staff worked with the environmental affairs and fire safety staff to create and produce the inaugural unc-chapel hill laboratory safety fair the goal of the fair was to enhance the safety culture at the university by focusing on the many facets of laboratory safety. Environmental health & safety university of california, santa barbara santa barbara, ca 93106-5132 8058937534. Ucsb chemical fume hood guide, october 2007 3 introduction ucsb has adopted the following policies and procedures for the design, installation, renovation.
Fume hood safety to maximize hood effectiveness and minimize personal exposure to toxic vapors or gases, use fume hoods in accordance with these operational guidelines:. Tracy harvey, phd, lab safety survey & fume hood programs manager, and alex hagen, lab safety mentor, will conduct the surveys of the pilot group and work with them one-on-one for the duration of the initiative. A fire retardant polypropylene chemical hood was used for chemical work the hood contained both a recessed hot plate and two portable hot plates which were located on the hood surface the hood had been relocated from another lab and the recessed hot plate was determined to be non-operational. The division of occupational health and safety (dohs) provides various services regarding certification, maintenance, repair, and decontamination of chemical fume hoods and other specific primary barrier equipment.
The nsta provides many resources like its safety portal and safety blog to help teachers roy is also director of environmental health and chemical safety for glastonbury schools in connecticut. About chemical safety as an nih employee, you should be familiar with the nih chemical safety guide and the nih chemical hygiene plan (chp) the chp provides basic information regarding how employees must work with, store, and dispose of chemicals at the nih. This training provides information about the types of fume hoods and their function, types of fume hood flow monitors, and guidelines on how to correctly and safely use a fume hood steps to follow if your fume hood is not functioning properly are also included. Chemical fume hoods a standard chemical fume hood is a fire and chemical resistant ventilated enclosure with an opening in front (face) with a moveable window (sash) to allow a user access it is designed to protect personnel and prevent contaminants from escaping into the laboratory environment. Each fume hood is equipped with a safety monitor/alarm system that monitors facial air velocity and provides audible and/or visual alarm if the facial air velocity drops below safe levels.
Additional osha standards provide rules that protect workers in laboratories from chemical hazards as well as biological, physical and safety hazards for hazards that are not covered by a specific osha standard, osha often provides guidance on protecting workers from these hazards. South dakota biological and chemical safety policy is designed as a reference for individual laboratories to provide a safe and productive work environment while complying with applicable federal and state rules and best practices. Work with these chemicals should be restricted to chemical fume hoods as fume hoods can provide containment of the chemical emissions, preventing dispersion into the general work area ensure proper operation of the fume hood and that sashes are set at the approved height/width. The overall thrust of this safety plan is to provide a safe research environment that allows productive research to be done with the lowest possible risk to people, animals, and the environment.
Fume hoods do not prevent spills and splashes, nor is the use of a hood a substitute for ppe it is important to wear protective equipment that is appropriate for the type of work being conducted, such as safety glasses, gloves, and/or lab coats. Sustainability and safety are two of the concerns that debbie decker, chemical hygiene officer at the univ of california, davis, thinks of in regards to fume hood use at her university one part of the fume hood she feels is critical to increasing safety and decreasing operation cost is the sash, more specifically, the sash height position. Facilities management will conduct annual inspections of chemical fume hoods, safety showers, eyewashes, and fire extinguishers the department chemical hygiene officer (or designee) will conduct quarterly inspections of personal protective equipment, first aid kits, and, if present, emergency blankets. Webinar on managing lab air with chemical fume hoods for many laboratories, managing air quality through engineered controls is essential for worker safety and comfort however, with numerous options available for fume extraction and air purification, deciding on an engineered solution that best suits your lab's current and future needs is.
To ensure your fume hood provides the highest degree of protection, observe the following guidelines: only materials being used in an ongoing experiment should be kept in the fume hood cluttering of the hood will create airflow disturbances. Chemical fume hood training is a one-time training that is required for all faculty, staff and students who work with fume hoods compressed gas safety this online training course provides employees with compressed gas safety information related to osha's hazardous materials standard (29 cfr 1910 subpart h.
Spills small spills of hazardous materials can often be dealt with by laboratory personnel • warn others - secure the area • for volatile hazardous chemical outside a fume hood. Base cabinets provide support for the full line of benchtop labconco fume hoods and other enclosures and may be mixed or matched so that total width equals the width of the hood work surfaces labconco offers dished and flat solid epoxy and flat stainless steel work surfaces that work with a number of labconco fume hoods and enclosures. A fume hood (sometimes called a fume cupboard or fume closet) is a type of local ventilation device that is designed to limit exposure to hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors or dusts contents 1 description.