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Z316.5-15 - Fume hoods and associated exhaust systems
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Laboratory workers depend on fume hoods and their associated exhaust systems to provide the right level of containment to ensure their safety. However, the various facilities that depend on the use of laboratory fume hoods to ensure worker safety differ in size and complexity. A common testing framework is needed that can be used to develop necessary policies and procedures to ensure laboratory worker safety.
The third edition of Z316.5 Fume Hoods and Exhaust Systems is designed to provide this framework and guidance for designers, maintenance personnel, and end-users with additions that allow for more flexibility in the testing regime. The standard serves as a key resource for professionals by defining minimum requirements & best practices, helping to ensure that everyone involved in designing labs or using & maintaining fume hoods understands their responsibilities.