The practice of installing laboratory fume hoods was not within the exclusive practice of the state's Board of HVACR Contractors' own licensees, a New Jersey appellate court held June 2.
The case is part of a years-long dispute between the trade and labor groups representing sheet metal workers and carpenters in New Jersey. In 2016, the named party, a board licensee, asked the board to state whether a HVACR contractor license is required for the installation of laboratory fume hoods.
The board returned a cagey answer, saying only that such installations "remain within the scope of practice for . . .