Laboratory Design, Construction, and Commissioning: Role of IH, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Monday, May 23 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Engineering, Laboratory Health and Safety

Arranger: M. Fahim, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Moderator: D. Harrington, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA. Monitors: M. Miller, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA; M. Manna, PPG Industries, Inc., Springdale, PA.

Designing and commissioning of a safe and dependable laboratory is not without challenges for EH&S professionals. This roundtable will share the experiences and lessons learned by those involved in laboratory design, commissioning, modifications and change of application. Lessons learned can assist IH’s in playing a significant role during design and commissioning of laboratory systems.

Laboratory Health & Safety: Industrial Hygiene in Design and Construction Operations J. Nesbitt, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Potent Compound Laboratory, Lessons Learned C. Reihman, SafeBridge Consultants, Mountain View, CA.

Laboratory Fume Hood Performance and Its Related Factors K. Ahn, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI.

A Case Study: Chemical Vapor Condensation in Fume Hood Duct System W. Mele and D. Hall, Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Emergency Eyewash and Safety Showers: Lessons Learned During Selection, Installation, and Maintenance M. Fahim, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.