Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 08:35:46 EST
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Subject: Re: safety shower location
Just a reminder that on November 23 I posted the exact ANSI wording FYI

Subj:   Re: [DCHAS-L] safety shower location    
Date:   11/23/05    
To: chemcon**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM    

The whole quote from ANSI Z358.1-2004 is "....the path of travel shall be 
free of obstructions that may inhibit the immediate use of the equipment.  (See 
appendix B5)"

One line in B5 says: 

"A door is considered to be an obstruction.  Where the hazard is not 
corrosive, one intervening door can be present so long as it opens in the same 
direction of travel as the person attempting to reach the emergency equipment and the 
door is equipped with a closing mechanisms that cannot be locked to impede 
access to the equipment."

So, if there is a possibility that the chemicals that will be used are 
corrosive, the hallway location is out.  If you are only going to use chemicals that 
are other types of eye hazards (e.g., paints, solvents, etc.) then you need 
to equip the door with a mechanism that makes it always possible to open it 
from the inside without unlocking it and the door must open out.

Monona Rossol

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