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Strategies for Improving Fume Hood Safety

Better protect lab personnel and their environment from hazardous materials with our fume hood safety checklist

Fume hoods are a staple in many research labs, playing an important role in protecting personnel and the environment from exposure to hazardous fumes and volatile vapors. However, the effectiveness of a fume hood heavily depends on proper usage and routine maintenance. This includes ensuring adequate airflow, placing the sash at an optimal level, and verifying that alarm systems are functional. 

Our Fume Hood Safety Checklist provides lab managers with clear, actionable steps to follow before, during, and after fume hood operation. Additionally, it details routine checks crucial for maintaining high safety standards, such as scheduling regular inspections. It also serves as a vital tool for training new staff and refreshing the knowledge of experienced personnel.

By adopting the best practices outlined in this checklist, labs can ensure that all personnel are well-informed of their role in maintaining a safe working environment. This commitment not only protects their health and safety but also boosts the overall efficiency of research processes. 

Download our Fume Hood Safety checklist to gain insights into: 

  • Precautions to take before working in a fume hood
  • Best practices for fume hood operation
  • Strategies for reducing the environmental impact of your fume hood 
  • Essential maintenance tips for extending the life and functionality of your fume hood