Fume Hood Cert. & Safety
COVID-19 & Chemical Management Operations
The Safety and Industrial Hygiene office has been tasked with identifying critical operations within our program in the event of a University closure.
The following services would be suspended if the campus closes and only critical staff are allowed on campus.
- Asbestos/lead related projects will be suspended
- SPCC oversight will be suspended unless there is a spill or release.
- Fume hood inspections and certifications will be rescheduled.
- Construction plan reviews will be suspended.
- Exposure assessments will be suspended unless deemed an emergency.
- Safety walks will be suspended.
- Building health and safety inspections will be rescheduled.
- Research related activities will be on an emergency basis with the approval of the director of EHS.
- Outlying area’s health and safety inspection trips will be suspended or rescheduled
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
Fume hoods are a necessary piece of engineered equipment to protect users and occupants from possible chemical exposures. There are approximately 700 fume hoods on campus and outlying areas. These hoods are inspected and certified annually by EHS personnel. Fume hood function and hygiene are among the inspection criteria. A certification sticker is present if your fume hood is commissioned and part of the annual hood certification program. If your fume hood does not have the white certification sticker applied to the sash or if it is missing, please call EHS so that it may be included in the annual inspection and certification process. All new fume hood installations must be commissioned or certified by EHS before use. This program also recommends face velocity and unit specifications based upon testing, product data and operational standards.