Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:07:01 -0800
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From: william parks <misterbill21225**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Safety showers and eyewashes
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Good morning,

In each section of the new standard, under Maintenance and Training, the un
its are to be inspected annually - read "shall" - to ensure adequate flow, 
connections, etc. The units are also required - read "shall" - to be checke
d weekly for normal operation.

Would there be a point to require checking and not documenting?

We used pre-printed cards when the inspections were only required monthly, 
now we use a spreadsheet. The document has to be presented when asked, or a
 determination of "Not Done" is entered in the inspection sheet. Lab/Pilot 
Plant Managers and Supervisors get these results.

Bill Parks

**Providing sound contract Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygie
ne, and Environmental services and solutions for over 25 years**

--- On Sun, 1/10/10, Jack Novodoff 1  wrote:

> From: Jack Novodoff 1 
> Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety showers and eyewashes
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
> Date: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 1:14 PM
> I am doing some safety inspections
> for a start up private laboratory.=A0 There is no
> documentation on the individual safety eywash/showers
> indicating when they were last inspected.=A0 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.=A0 Is
> there any documentation that requires emergency
> eyewash/shower stations to have tags indicating their last
> inspection?=A0 Any information would be helpful.=A0 I
> suspect that the inspections occur on a random basis, if at
> all.=A0 Thanks
> Jack Novodoff, PhD

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