Chemical Fume Hood

The Safety and Compliance division maintains the Chemical Fume Hood Surveillance Program as part of the university’s effort to comply with the OSHA Laboratory Standard. A campus-wide laboratory fume hood survey is conducted on an annual basis. References and guides for the safe operation of chemical fume hoods are provided in this section.

The regulations for chemical fume hood evaluations and safety are from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.94 and 29 CFR 1926.57 and can be located at through their links to Laws and Regulations and then to Standards.


If you have questions about properly using chemicals in your fume hood or storing chemicals please email the Division of Research Safety,

If you have questions about annual fume hood face velocity testing please email the F&S Occupational Safety & Health department,