Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:46:09 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
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From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: Older Z-87.1 Versions
Comments: To: Jim Kaufman
If you mean ANSI Z358.1 Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment, the 1981
version requirements are similar to the 2004 version, which is that
"personal eyewash equipment" or "units" are only supplements to, but not
replacements for, plumbed or self-contained equipment. The purpose for
them is to provide an immediate flush, after which the victim would then
proceed to the plumbed or self-contained unit for the 15-minute flush.
(Our normal example of this is a janitorial cart with the regular unit
in or near the closet.)
The 1981 standard has the same requirement as the 2004 requiring that
plumbed and self-contained eyewash units provide a controlled flow to
both eyes simultaneously.
- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

>> Jim Kaufman  8/30/2007 2:23 PM >>>

Does anyone have a copy of an edition of ANSI Z-87.1 that is older than
1998 edition?

I'm curious to see for how long has it been in the standard that
devices are a supplement and that both eye must be washed at the same 

Thanks  ... Jim

James  A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

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