Content that belongs in Safety in Laboratories section (safety/lab)

Carrigan Wing of Marsh Life Science


Fume Hood Restrictions

The fume hood exhaust ducts contain heat exchangers. None of these fume hoods can support acid digestions. Please do not heat acids in these hoods.


Fume Hood Monitors    

Marsh Life Science

Fume Hoods

Marsh Life Science has Variable Air Volume (VAV) Hoods. This means that as the fume hood sash is lifted, an air velocity sensor within the fume hood detects the change in air velocity and the air control valves modulate so the air velocity maintains 100 feet per minute (fpm) at the face of the fume hood.

Stafford Hall

Fume Hood Controls

Jeffords Hall


Storage Limit for Flammable Liquids 

There is a 5-gallon limit on the storage of flammable liquids in each Jeffords building laboratory. This limit is based on fire code restrictions for a building of this type of construction.



Neutralization Tank

Colchester Research Facility


Fume Hood Proximity Sensors

Biowaste Management


Biohazardous and infectious (or potentially infectious) agents are routinely handled and manipulated in biomedical and animal laboratories. Biohazards include human samples and tissue cultures, bacteria, viruses, prions, parasites, toxins, recombinant DNA (rDNA) - which is used in expression vectors such as plasmids, infected or transfected/transduced cells, infected human or animal tissues, transgenic animals, and any material contaminated with a biohazardous agent.

Use of UV lamps in Biosafety Cabinets at UVM

Use of UV lamps in Biosafety Cabinets at UVM

Frequently Asked Questions - Hazardous Waste

If you don't find your answer e-mail us at so that we can add your question to this database. Click on the question below to be taken to its answer.

Biological Safety Cabinet Training

BSC training is compulsory for researchers working in laboratories with a minimum biosafety level BSL2. Online training is available at:  Please, log in with your net ID and password and take the online training "Safe Use of Biosafety Cabinets".

Syndicate content