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Chemical Fume Hoods


What is a Chemical Fume Hood?

Chemical Fume Hoods capture and remove contaminants to prevent overexposure to personnel within the lab. When properly used, a well-designed hood in a ventilated room will protect you (a trained laboratory worker) from most airborne exposures to hazardous laboratory chemicals. If you use following OSHA regulated carcinogens in the fume hood, please report your usage to EHS (2-5528). EHS will work with Physical Plant to increase your fume hood flow rate to 150 ft/min to meet OSHA requirements. 

2-Acetylaminofluorene
4-Aminodiphenyl Benzidine (and its salts)
3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts)   4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene alpha-Naphthylamine
beta-Naphthylamine 4-Nitrobiphenyl N-Nitrosodimethylamine
beta-Propiolactone bis-Chloromethyl ether Methyl chloromethyl ether
Methyleneimine    

 

How to use Chemical Fume Hood?

In addition to proper air volume and velocity for hoods to be effective, proper work practices and procedures must be followed.Review our fume hood Certifications and Safe Practices guidelines. Familiarize yourself with our fume hood safety tips and Frequently Asked Questions.

Safe work practices are always required when using chemical fume hoods, and more stringent work practices may be necessary in some circumstances. For example, if you use following OSHA regulated carcinogens in the fume hood, please report your usage to EHS (2-5528). EHS will work with Physical Plant to increase your fume hood flow rate to 150 ft/min to meet OSHA requirements.

 

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