This chemical fume hood safety for universities video will offer the information needed for students and teachers alike to use fume hoods the proper way, thereby preventing accidents before they start.
Adding a fume hood in a room is only the first step needed to provide a safe environment for students and researchers ensuring adequate fume hood performance, proper personnel safety training and the adherence to safe lab practices while working within the hood, are all essential factors directly influencing the safety of students and lab personnel. Certain chemicals used in large quantities such as perchloric acid, hydrochloric acid, and hydrofluoric acid should not be used in a chemical fume hood that is not approved for their use radioactive materials should only be used in chemical fume hoods if certified by the radiation safety office.
To maximize hood effectiveness and minimize personal exposure to toxic vapors or gases, use fume hoods in accordance with these operational guidelines: • operate the hood at the proper sash height, as indicted on the eh&s profile sticker located on the front of the hood for variable air volume or bypass hoods sash heights will not be posted.
A chemical fume hood is critical in a lab a well-designed hood, when properly installed and maintained, offers a large degree of protection to the user, provided that it is used appropriately and its limitations are understood a fume hood is a ventilated enclosure in which gases, vapors, and fumes are contained.
Lab safety fire incidents chemical-based fire flammable liquids should be handled in a fume hood to prevent accumulation of vapors the actions are intended to reinforce university safety policy, and to provide additional guidelines to researchers working with oil-based heating devices.
The chemical safety officer will research the historical use of the fume hood and present the findings to the responsible party the following conditions must be met before the clearance process can be completed.