Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 18:13:54 -0700
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Safety showers and eyewashes
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Thanks to Peter Zavon for his kind words and I quite agree with his comment s.  It is a tenant in Medicine that the presumption is always:   ;"Not documented, not done".
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:53:4 4 -0500
> From: pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM
> Subject: Re: [DCH AS-L] Safety showers and eyewashes
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
&g t;
> Alan Hall's response seems to cover this question admirably .
> I would merely add that if you are not shown documen tation on the
> inspections, you should politely tell the facilit y manager that you cannot
> presume them to have been performed. Th en report it as not inspected,
> perhaps with a foot note that re cords of inspections were said to exist but
> were not made availab le 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
> < BR>> PZAVON**At_Symbol_Here**
> ; > -----Original Message-----
> > From: DCHAS-L Discus sion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**]
> > On Behalf Of Jack Novodoff 1
> > Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 2:15 PM
> > To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
> > 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 documantati on
> > on his computer but has steadfastly refused to share t his
> > information when a safety inspection is performed. Is there
> > any documentation that requires emergency eyewash/ shower
> > stations to have tags indicating their last inspec tion?
> > Any information would be helpful. I suspect that th e
> > inspections occur on a random basis, if at all. Thank s
> >
> > Jack Novodoff, PhD
> >

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