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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Environment, Health and Safety


Summary of good hood practices:

  • Sash openings should be kept to a minimum.
  • Sources of emission should be kept at least 6 in. inside the hood.
  • Users should keep their faces outside the plane of the haod sash.
  • Storage in the hood should he kept to a minimum.
  • Traps, scrubbers, or incinerators should he used, when appropriate.
  • Remain alert to changes in air flow, whether or not the alarm sounds.  EH&S can check the flow rate even if the hood is not yet due for its annual performance check.
  • To save energy, close sashes when hoods are not in use.



 OSHA QuickFacts - Chemical Fume Hoods OSHA 3407 Rev. 10/2011

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 Last Modified 9/24/14