NEW: CSUSM Personal Protective Equipment for Laboratories Program
SH&S certifies the fume hoods annually using an anemometer and established protocols to ensure the face velocity is above the minimum values established by Cal/OSHA. The exhaust system needs to have an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute with a minimum of 70 fpm at any point within the fume hood. Users can see the sticker on the side of the fume hood that indicates when the fume hood was certified and what the average face velocity is. The sticker also indicates the maximum operating sash height while working in the fume hood.
If the alarm on a fume hood is sounding: