Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:53:44 -0500
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From: Peter Zavon <pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM>
Subject: Re: Safety showers and eyewashes
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Alan Hall's response seems to cover this question admirably.

I would merely add that if you are not shown documentation on the
inspections, you should politely tell the facility manager that you cannot
presume them to have been performed.  Then report it as not inspected,
perhaps with a foot note that records of inspections were said to exist but
were not made available for review, despite your requests.  It doesn't sound
like you have a friend in the facility manager, so little or nothing to
loose in hanging him out a bit, especially if you warn him in advance.

Peter Zavon, CIH
Penfield, NY


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> Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety showers and eyewashes
> I am doing some safety inspections for a start up private 
> laboratory.   
> There is no documentation on the individual safety 
> eywash/showers indicating when they were last inspected.  The 
> building facilitty manager insists he has the documantation 
> on his computer but has steadfastly refused to share this 
> information when a safety inspection is performed.  Is there 
> any documentation that requires emergency eyewash/shower 
> stations to have tags indicating their last inspection?  
>   Any information would be helpful.  I suspect that the 
> inspections occur on a random basis, if at all.  Thanks
> Jack Novodoff, PhD

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