Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 15:29:13 -0700
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From: "Smallbrock, Margaret A." <Margaret.Smallbrock**At_Symbol_Here**SDSMT.EDU>
Subject: Re: Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?
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I am undergoing the same thing here, new science addition under constructio
n and no floor drains; can you let me know what you hear from everyone?

By the way, I like the name,

Margaret Smallbrock
Chemical and Instrumentation Specialist
Department of Chemistry
SD School of Mines
501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1236 - phone
605-394-1232 - fax

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rgaret Rakas
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?


You know the science building, lots of code-meeting safety show
ers, and of course there are no floor drains....

I can buy spill berms...but does anyone have any other/better responses to 
what to do when the shower is actually used (not just testing, we've got a 
device for that).  My understanding is a huge amount of water gushes out, f
or 15-20 minutes, and I'm assuming the potential for leaks in the floor bel
ow is another issue that needs to be dealt with.  Luckily, in my time here 
we've only had one occasion when the shower was needed, and that was in our
 'old' building, but--I'd rather plan ahead.  What DO you do with the water
 while you're waiting for the hazmat response/cleanup team to arrive?

So if anyone has a recommendation or a "this is what happened to us" story 
that I could learn from...

Many thanks,

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3786 

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