Donald, There is no regulation that I'm aware of that requires shower drains. Did they quote a citation? I'd be interested to hear the rationale for removing the showers. We have similar installations in many of our laboratory buildings. The cost of retrofitting drains is prohibitive in existing facilities. We have taken the position that we would rather deal with the water on the floor than deny someone the use of the safety shower. Use of full safety showers is a very rare event for us. We do have separate eyewash and drench hose installations in the labs which are mounted at sinks and drain into them, which minimizes the need for the safety shower. Hope you're able to keep your safety showers. Tony Bohn DuPont Safety Consultant Ex Central R&D Safety Manager Wilmington, Delaware "Donald A. Wiebe"
**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU> on 08/08/2003 11:56:33 AM Please respond to "Donald A. Wiebe" Sent by: DCHAS-L Discussion List To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU cc: Subject: [DCHAS-L] 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 This communication is for use by the intended recipient and contains information that may be privileged, confidential or copyrighted under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby formally notified that any use, copying or distribution of this e-mail, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender by return e-mail and delete this e-mail from your system. Unless explicitly and conspicuously designated as "E-Contract Intended", this e-mail does not constitute a contract offer, a contract amendment, or an acceptance of a contract offer. This e-mail does not constitute a consent to the use of sender's contact information for direct marketing purposes or for transfers of data to third parties. Francais Deutsch Italiano Espanol Portugues Japanese Chinese Korean http://www.DuPont.com/corp/email_disclaimer.html
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