Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:39:36 -0600
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Lab safety showers
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Do you have the most recent version?  It is ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009 Am erican National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.   If you do not have this version, it is available from:  < BR>  
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
1901 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209-1762
Telephone: (703) 525-1695
I was a member of the Revision Committee for this Standard, but have no f inancial interest in sales of copies of the Standard.
One thing we did not address in the Standard is the issue of drains and wha t becomes of run-off water, which is potentially contaminated depending o n the circumstances.  The Revision Committee felt this was outside t he scope of the Standard, which is a Performance Standard for the  equipment.  Drains fall under a variety of plumbing Standards or Bui lding Codes which I do not even pretend to know anything about.  ; This is an issue, however, because of requirements for reqular test ing, the potential for "prankster" activation of such equipment, or the real possiblility of emergency use.  Because of the large vo lumes involved, significant water damage may occur, particularly if the shower is located on an upper floor with other lab or office facilities be low it.
Others may have recent actual installation experience.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Medical Toxicologist

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:21:31 -0400
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Subjec t: [DCHAS-L] Lab safety showers
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From: "Celia K. Williams" <ckvibe**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: October 20, 2010 7:19:40 PM EDT
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab safety showers

Has anyone recently installed safety showers in their labs? Do you
have any tips you may share. We are following the ANSI standard but
are there are recent guidelines?

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