Who calibrates and tests the fume hoods in our laboratory? In-house test technician or outside vendor contractor? How often do they need to be tested?
Cal/OSHA requires that the fume hoods be tested and certified annually. It can be done in-house or by a vendor. We do most testing in-house for our UC Research & Extension Centers. Other ANR locations may contact EH&S (http://ucanr.org/askehs) and we will try to arrange for testing of your fume hoods. If you need to hire a vendor, we have used Technical Safety Services, Inc.( TSS )
October 18, 2010