Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 12:17:44 EST
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Eyewash Fountains and Safety Showers
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Three additional thoughts:

1. The ANSI Z-358.1 recommends activating weekly, not testing.

2. LSI recommends that the location of the secondary shut off for showers and 
eyewashes be identified, written down, laminated, and posted by each device 
(with or without drains).

3. LSI recommends that the activation responsibility should belong to the lab 
residents.  In research labs, to everyone who shares the lab (you own it for 
a month).  In teaching labs, to all the students (on a rotating basis).

... Jim

                               James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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