Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:28:29 -0500
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Subject: Re: Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?
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We offer this one.  The price is rather high for what you get, but that's what the manufacturer charges and it does the job right.  You get a plastic bucket with lid, some pieces of PVC pipe that disassemble and store inside the bucket, a cone-shaped shower curtain, and an lucite eyewash measuring device: m/?04029

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On Jan 20, 2010, at 7:22 PM, Cody, Regina J. (GSFC-6910) wrote:

We have the same situation at my institution and are still moving labs into the new building.  What device do you have for testing the showers and purchased from where?
Thank you to all who have responded with suggestions.
Regina Cody
Regina J. Cody
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Greenbelt, MD 20771
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?


You know the science building, lots of code-meeting safety showers, and of course there are no floor drains....

I can buy spill berms...but does anyone have any other/better responses to what to do when the shower is actually used (not just testing, we've got a device for that).  My understanding is a huge amount of water gushes out, for 15-20 minutes, and I'm assuming the potential for leaks in the floor below is another issue that needs to be dealt with.  Luckily, in my time here we've only had one occasion when the shower was needed, and that was in our 'old' building, but--I'd rather plan ahead.  What DO you do with the water while you're waiting for the hazmat response/cleanup team to arrive?

So if anyone has a recommendation or a "this is what happened to us" story that I could learn from...

Many thanks,

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
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