Laboratory Hood User Checklist

Laboratory Hood User Checklist - Reduce cross drafts at...

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UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories Laboratory Hood User Checklist Know the location of nearest eyewash/shower & fire extinguisher Know the hazards of the materials to be used Check for a current certification sticker Verify that adequate face velocity exists Always keep the hood sash between the operator’s face & the work Keep upper body & head outside the plane of the hood sash* Keep baffle slots free of obstructions (by apparatus or containers) Work and place equipment > 6 inches behind the sash Allow free flow of air currents across the hood work surface: o Minimize storage in hoods o Elevate bulky equipment on racks or feet (~1.5 in.) o Limit rapid movements (of arms & equipment) in & out of hood
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Unformatted text preview: ⌧ Reduce cross drafts at hood face by minimizing pedestrian traffic ⌧ Never turn off hoods (at UCSD, we have no ON/OFF switches) ⌧ Report problems with hoods immediately o York Lab Staff (x40222; 858.53 4.0222 ) o NSB Lab Staff (x24316; 858.82 2.4316 ) o Facilities Mgmt. (x42930; 858.53 4.2930 ) ⌧ Post a sign on malfunctioning hood to keep others from using it until it can be repaired – state problem & date reported *The exception to this rule arises when arranging equipment in the hood. Lower the sash before beginning operations that produce fumes/vapors/gases. UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course CHEM CHEM 6BL taught by Professor Berniolles during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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