Are You In The Market for a Fume Hood?

Lab Manager Survey

Are You In The Market for a Fume Hood?

Conventional ducted fume hood      76%
Laminar flow hood     36%
Benchtop ductless fume hood     19%
Canopy ducted fume hood     18%
Variable air volume ducted fume hood     12%
Down flow workstation     7%
Portable ductless fume hood     6%

Percentage of respondents who agree with the following fume hood safety statements

All lab fume hoods have been tested within the past year      90%
Workers using biohazards, toxins and regulated carcinogens have received the proper training     87%
Test labels are properly affixed to all fume hoods tested      87%
Storage in fume hoods is kept to a minimum and doesn’t impede proper airflow     87%
Fume hoods containing regulated carcinogens, biohazards and radioactive materials are properly labeled     83%
Samples/specimens/cultures are protected from environment Particulars     77%

The frequency of fume hood inspections in respondents' labs:

Annually  49%
Quarterly     15%
Every six months       15%
Monthly    11%
Every two years or more       4%
Not applicable     2%
Don't Know     6%

Survey respondents are also using the following fume hood-related components:

Airflow monitor     54%
Base storage cabinet  48%
Work surface     38%
Blowers     28%
Digital monitor    19%
Fume extractor arms     10%
Transport support cart     8%
Other     2%

Article courtesy of LabManager Magazine.

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