Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:56:26 -0400
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Subject: Re: Lab safety showers
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1. Have floor drains if at all possible.  Check with your local/state EPA regarding this issue to see if they restrict these.

2. Consider ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) requirements; Guardian makes a full line of "barrier free" safety stations, showers, and eye washes.  You can see examples of them here:  Disclaimer: I'm the principal owner of that web site.  

3. Consider tempering units on any installation.  In the dead of winter, water that comes out of those will be ice cold; you can search this list archives for past discussions on this topic.  Examples can be found at the bottom of the web page I just listed.

4. For remote locations or where people might be working alone, consider an alarm/strobe/siren that activates when the unit is activated.  Even if neither of these is the case, a remote alarm capability can alert you to vandalism.  The water damage from a unit activated at night with nobody knowing about it for hours will far exceed the expense of an alarm!

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On Oct 20, 2010, at 7:21 PM, List Moderator wrote:

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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