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3. The Laboratory Facility

a.    Design:  The laboratory facility should have:

1.     An appropriate general ventilation system with air intakes and exhausts located so as to avoid re-entrainment of contaminated air.

2.     Adequate, well-ventilated stockrooms/storerooms; and/or storage cabinets appropriate for chemicals being stored.

3.     Laboratory chemical and biosafety hoods, local exhaust snorkels, etc. as required for work being done with hazardous chemicals.

4.     Other safety equipment including eyewash stations and emergency showers, fire extinguishers, spill kits, etc.

5.     Arrangements and setup for proper disposal of regulated waste. (consult the University Hazardous Waste Management Manual or contact the Hazardous Waste Management team at 656-1770)

6.     Maintenance: Chemical hygiene-related equipment (chemical hoods or other laboratory ventilation devices, chemical storage cabinets, emergency drench equipment, etc.) should undergo continuing appraisal/inspection by laboratory supervisors and whenever any deficiency is noted, contact RS.

7.     Usage. The work conducted and its scale must be appropriate to the physical facilities available and, especially, to the quality of ventilation.