Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:07:27 -0600
Reply-To: David Bunzow <david.bunzow**At_Symbol_Here**NDSU.EDU>
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From: David Bunzow <david.bunzow**At_Symbol_Here**NDSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety Shower/eyewash
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As I recall, there are two - and in some ways conflicting - strategies to consider in the absence of a regulatory directive. One is based on the desire to not allow the eyewash/shower materials that includes contaminants to get into the general drain system, based on POTW and NPDES arguments. The other is a desire to minimize the spread of the contamination within the facility; this allows your responsible personnel to determine characteristics of the potentially outgoing materials prior to disposition. The final choice will likely depend on your institutional strategy. I recommend use of no drains and containment dikes that can be quickly put into service when either an eyewash or shower has been activated. Even when testing your showers, I still recommend use of a containment barrel that is calibrated Stay Safe & Best Regards, David -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris Marlowe Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:19 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower/eyewash Jenny: As I recollect, there is an interpretation on the OSHA web site, or in the appendix to the NFPA lab standard. that specifically permits the installation of safety showers without drains. Stay healthy, Chris Marlowe 42 Highlander Dr Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 908 / 754 - 5160 (home) 732 / 539 - 8128 (cell) Chrismarlowe**At_Symbol_Here** -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of TSANG, JENNY U Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 9:12 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower/eyewash Hi, Our laboratory is going under renovation, and the contractor just installed some eyewash/safety shower. However, they are not connected to any draining or plumping system in the building. The engineers stated that it's not required by any feds or state regulation to connect the eyewash/shower to the drain. Does any one know if there is a regulation? Any comments are appreciated. Jenny -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of LMSTROUD**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:51 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Glasses & Dissection I concur-chemical splash goggles. That is my recommendation as a Safety Professional Development provider. Linda M. Stroud, Ph.D.; NRCC-CHO _www.sciencesafetyconsulting_ (http://www.sciencesafetyconsulting) **************************************Check out AOL's list of 2007's hottest products. ( 1)

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