Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Fume Hoods

Fume hoods are the primary means of control to prevent inhalation of hazardous chemical vapors, gases and dusts. Like any type of equipment, they must be used within their scope of design to be effective.

Employees using laboratory fume hoods shall observe all applicable standards and guidelines to minimize exposure to hazardous materials in the lab.

This Guideline applies to all personnel using laboratory fume hoods, and addresses the following:

  • Training
  • Proper Use of Fume Hood Sash
  • Proper Use of Fume Hood
  • Alarms and Monitors
  • Manual Controllers
  • Perchloric Acid
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Certification
  • Maintenance
  • Ductless Fume Hoods

View EHSEM's Laboratory Fume Hood Guideline here.