Chemical Fume Hoods

General Information

For general information on chemical fume hoods see the UI Chemical Hygiene Plan, Section 9.0 Facility and Equipment Safety.

Hood Airflow Performance Checks

Environmental Health & Safety checks airflow performance of all campus fume hoods and subsequently issues reports on the status of the fume hoods in each UI building. EHS also rechecks airflow performance after Facilities Management (FM) operations and maintenance personnel have completed work request

Mechanical Malfunction or Repair Requests

The unit using the hood should directly contact the FM Work Control Center (335-5071) for problems or repair requests related to mechanical aspects of the hood such as alarms, monitors and controllers, or when the hood appears to not be operating correctly. After FM completes the work request, FM notifies EHS to recheck the hood airflow.

EHS contact Information

  • Questions on chemical fume hoods may be directed to Rachelle Justice, 353-4692

  • Email: fume-hood@uiowa.edu