Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:07:37 -0800
Reply-To: "Larry D. McLouth" <LDMclouth**At_Symbol_Here**LBL.GOV>
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From: "Larry D. McLouth" <LDMclouth**At_Symbol_Here**LBL.GOV>
Subject: Re: Safety Shower/eyewash
Comments: To: "TSANG, JENNY U"
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Hi Jenny

The engineers are correct.  This is not an ANSI 358.1 requirement.  Fed 
OSHA has nothing to say on the matter.  But...

1) Eyewashes that are plumbed to the sanitary sewer make it convenient 
to periodically activate and flush them.  This obviates the need to 
catch the water in a bucket and haul it off.  Sink mounted eyewashes are 
an option for future installations...they conveniently drain into the sink.

3)  Floor drains may pose envirionmental issues.  We don't have them in 
our labs.  Besides, from a practical standpoint, since a safety shower 
should deliver at 20 gpm, a floor drain wouldn't be able to keep up with 
the flow.


> 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 
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