Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:20:21 -0700
Reply-To: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Eye Wash Deluge Showers
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The ISEA/ANSI Z358.1 Standard is under revision at this time.  I am the vot
ing member for Laboratoire Prevor from Valmondois, France.  I think we wi
ll have one more meeting, probably in April 2009 before the revised stand
ard is sent out for all the necessary reviews.  I'd appreciate receiving an
y input from DCHAS members.  We do have some language in there addressing o
bstructions, doors, the length of time it can take to reach a safety sh
ower/eyewash and what does or does not constitute an obstruction.  All comm
ents are welcome.  And as the father of a disabled daughter, I consider a
ll ADA issues.  
I'd suggest anyone interested to contact Cristine Fargo at ISEA at the foll
Cristine Fargo
Manager, Standards Programs
(703) 535-1695
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Medical Toxicologist
North American Medical Toxicology Consult for Laboratoire Prevor
President and Chief Medical Toxicologist
Toxicology consulting and Medical Translating Services, Inc.
Laramie, WY USA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Public Health
Denver, Colorado, USA
Senior Advisor
Forensic Science
Weatherford College
Wqeatherford, Texas USA> Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:02:50 -0500> From: in
fo**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM> Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eye Wash Deluge Showers> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LI
ST.UVM.EDU> > Barrier-free emergency equipment must comply with the provisi
ons of > ANSI 117.1-1992 (=93Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
=94) > which specify dimensions for minimum knee clearance, maximum heigh
t > and reach, and minimum distance from obstructions. From > page 10, the barrier-free (wheelchai
r access) clear floor space > "footprint" is 30" wide x 48" d.> > Note that
 Z358.1 requires that the path to the safety station be free > of obstructi
ons as well. Therefore, the unobstructed area may need to > be larger dep
ending on the physical setup/arrangement. It is a good > idea to mark the m
inimum "do not obstruct" zone with floor tape and/or > floor markers such a
s these:> >> http://www.SafetyEmporium
.com/?06364-A> > The sane applies around first aid and fire safety equipmen
t as well; > see also DISCLOSURE:
 Not only > is my company a Guardian Equipment (link #1) distributor, the
 other > links I provided go to my company's e-commerce site.> > As a forme
r university chemistry professor, I know firsthand that > safety equipmen
t in academic settings is often blocked by bicycles, > lab coats, cylin
der dollies etc. While it was always part of my lab's > safety checklist to
 make sure these areas were kept clear, I wish I > had known about these 
kinds of marking tapes at the time, as it would > have made the rules pla
inly clear at all times!> > Best regards,> > Rob Toreki> > On Jan 3, 20
09, at 5:57 PM, BriWazlaw**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM wrote:> > > Hi folks,> >> > A quest
ion. I have reviewed ANSI Z358.1 Eyewash and Deluge > > Showers. I> > do no
t know if there is an answer to this question. What is the > > safe zone> >
 around a plumbed eyewash/deluge shower? How many unobstructed feet > > on 
the left> > and right?> >> > Thanks for your help,> >> > Brian> >> > Bria
n Wazlaw, Ed.D.> > Laboratory Safety Officer> > Exeter Region Cooperative
 School District> > Exeter, NH 03833> > ===========
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