Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:56:33 -0500
Reply-To: "Donald A. Wiebe" <da.wiebe**At_Symbol_Here**HOSP.WISC.EDU>
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From: "Donald A. Wiebe" <da.wiebe**At_Symbol_Here**HOSP.WISC.EDU>
Subject: Safety Shower Requirement

I'm looking for input on safety regulations with regards to
laboratory showers.  We have several showers located in the hallways
around our clinical laboratories at the University of Wisconsin
Hospital and Clinics.  A State of Wisconsin survey team have sited us
for having these showers and not providing drains below the showers.
Their recommendation is to put in drains or remove the showers.  The
UW hospital safety officer in formed me they plan to remove the
showers - unless I can find a regulation that would argue in favor of
these safety devices. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Seems like we make strides in the right direction and then can
quickly retreat!

Thanks for any input!

Donald A. Wiebe, PhD
Madison, WI

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