In the May/June 2003 issue of Chemical health & Safety, Walters discussed hazardous exhaust systems as defined by The International Code Council.
The ICC was initiated in 1994 through the efforts of the Building Officials & Code Administrators (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). One of the ICC codes, section 520.2 is entitled Hazardous Exhaust Systems. It requires that hazardous exhaust systems be provided wherever there are operations involving the handling or processing of hazardous chemicals. Examples include:
If any of the above conditions exist, the hazardous exhaust system must:
Walters, D. (2003). What Safety Professionals Should Know About IMC 510. Chemical Health & Safety May/June 2003. 10 (3) 33.