Many employees on campus work with potentially hazardous chemicals. A common hazard associated with some chemicals is the potential for internal exposure, caused by inhaling the chemical’s vapors or fumes.Do you know if you are being over-exposed to the chemicals you work with?
A safety data sheet (SDS) provides important safety information regarding specific chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures. A SDS should be available for reference in any area where chemicals are being used or stored.
A chemical fume hood is type of local ventilation device that is designed to limit exposure to hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors, or dusts. Many different types of fume hoods exist, but there are certain rules that should be followed for all types of chemical fume hoods.