Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:34:43 -0500
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From: "Kohler, Chris E" <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**INDIANA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety showers and eyewashes
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Our EHS Chemical Safety Group recently started testing all the equipment an
d all departments annually. We discovered that some of the units that were 
being simply "flushed" by the lab occupants (documented or not) were not fu
nctioning properly when they were "tested" in accordance with the ANSI stan
dard. Now we have documentation not only of the complete testing but of the
 failures and repairs. We still advise weekly and even daily flushes (for e
yewashes) by the lab occupants.

My 2 cents worth.


> 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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