Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 08:12:34 -0400
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Subject: Re: Safety Shower Requirement

From: "Brock, Thomas Dr." 
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower Requirement
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:30:01 +0200

>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.

This seems to be an interesting idea!

There was one incident when an emergency shower in a lab building was opened
- probably as a "joke" - during the night: the water was running down the
stairs in the morning. The insurance company had some tough questions about
the missing drain (in Germany drains can be omitted but are installed in
most buildings - however, it is much better to have a shower without a drain
than having none).

Dr. Thomas H. Brock
Leiter des Referates Grundlagen der Gefahr- und Biostoffe
Berufsgenossenschaft der chemischen Industrie
Kurfürsten-Anlage 62
69115 Heidelberg

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