[Histonet] Two Questions

Lee & Peggy Wenk lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net
Thu May 5 21:26:30 CDT 2011

Been on vacation (yeah!), so am late responding. This is from the CAP Lab 
General Checklist. Hope it helps.

GEN.71600 Fire Exit Phase II
Each room larger than 1000 ft2, or in which major fire hazards exist, has at 
least 2 exit access
doors remote from each other, one of which opens directly into an exit 
1) Hoeltge GA, et al. Accidental fires in clinical laboratories. Arch Pathol 
Lab Med. 1993;117:1200-1204
2) National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 45: Standard on Fire 
Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals . Quincy, MA: NFPA,
3) National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 99: Standard for Health Care 
Facilities Chapter 11. Quincy, MA: NFPA, 2005

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

From: "Daniel Schneider" <dlschneider <@t> gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:24 AM
To: "Nicole Tatum" <nicole <@t> dlcjax.com>
Cc: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Two Questions

> On 4/27/11, Nicole Tatum <nicole <@t> dlcjax.com> wrote:
>> 1st.   Does anyone know if there is a rule or law that states a lab must
>> have a door?
> I suspect that it's not explicitly spelled out, but I'd caution you,
> if you build a lab without doors, you have to make provisions to
> provide food and water for the HT's imprisoned inside. It's easier to
> put in doors.
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