Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 08:28:46 -0800
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From: Paul Sonnenfeld <p_sonnenfeld**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?
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The kiddie pools work extremely well.  Transfer the contaminated wat er to a 300-gallon poly intermediate bulk container (IBC) also known as a " tote" that is stored at a separate location .  The totes are UN-rate for hazardous liquids and can be purchased for about $150 used.  Th e totes weight under 80 pounds empty.

Paul Sonnenfeld, CPEA

> Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 22:35:25 -0500
> Fro m: sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU
> Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
> ; Has anyone ever considered a plastic kiddie pool? I thought about
> storing one on each floor, but I never acted on it. Just seemed t hat it
> would not hold enough. I guess someone could bail out wh ile in use -
> but where do you put the water if it is hazardous? How about an
> inflatable lifeboat? At least the water would not damage things for a
> while. :-)
> Sammye
& gt;
> Margaret Rakas wrote:
> > Hi,
> > ;
> > You know the science building, lots of c ode-meeting safety showers, and of course there are no floor drains....> >
> > I can buy spill berms...but does anyone ha ve any other/better responses to what to do when the shower is actually use d (not just testing, we've got a device for that). My understanding is a huge amount of water gushes out, for 15-20 minutes, and I'm assuming t he potential for leaks in the floor below is another issue that needs to be dealt with. Luckily, in my time here we've only had one occasion when t he shower was needed, and that was in our 'old' building, but--I'd rath er plan ahead. What DO you do with the water while you're waiting for the hazmat response/cleanup team to arrive?
> >
> > S o if anyone has a recommendation or a "this is what happened to us" story t hat I could learn from...
> >
> > Many thanks,< br>> > Margaret
> >
> >
> > ; 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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