Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:37:33 -0600
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From: "Tsiakals, Nicholas John" <tsiakals**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety showers and eyewashes
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Consider also that those pesky monthly inspections (think also: fire exting
uisher checks) can serve as a drill for the inspector.  So if a lab puts so
meone on a "fire extinguisher / shower / eyewash rotation" for the quarter,
 that individual is drilled for those three months on the locations of thos
e devices.  Kind of a toned down version of rotating membership on a safety
 / inspection committee.  Remember the opportunity to improve safety cultur

Nicholas J.=A0Tsiakals
Division of Research Safety
Chemical Safety Section
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 244 - 0682
"If we don't train students in risk management and safety procedures, then 
we're not training them for employment in modern industry.  If we want some
one to turn up in a job and be productive, they can't do that if they're no
t safety aware."  
    -- Prof. Thomas Welton, Head, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College
 London --

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resa Arnold
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety showers and eyewashes

I made up an inspection sheet and have one of my student employees check al
the eyewash and shower stations on the first working day of the month.  The
initial the box next to the appropriate station.

Otherwise, the first employee each morning runs the eyewash in the
stockroom.  The first TA for each lab runs those eye washes.

Teresa Arnold
Biology-Chemistry Lab Coordinator


              414 N. Meridian St.  #6144
              Newberg, OR  97132

> From: Jack Novodoff 1 
> Reply-To: DCHAS-L Discussion List 
> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:14:46 -0500
> To: 
> 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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