Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 07:48:59 -0400
Reply-To: "Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]" <SHADDEN**At_Symbol_Here**PRDUS.JNJ.COM>
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From: "Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]" <SHADDEN**At_Symbol_Here**PRDUS.JNJ.COM>
Subject: Re: Safety Shower Requirement
Comments: To: "Donald A. Wiebe"

At our site, we have no drains but we have made the floor under the showers
a textured tile, different from the rest of the floor. The thought being
that you might be blinded by the chemical splash but would be able to feel
the different floor surface and know you were in the right place.

-----Original Message-----
From: Donald A. Wiebe [mailto:da.wiebe**At_Symbol_Here**HOSP.WISC.EDU]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 11:57 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
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

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