Last May ANSI introduced standards that require an annual full 15 minute flush and calculation of the flow rate of eye washes and showers. As the person that checks all 64 eyewashes/ showers on campus let me say that floor drains would've been a godsend. My showers will fill a 30 gallon bucket anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. I tried using a sump pump to direct the water into a sink, but those drains are overwhelmed in 3 minutes. Where I have windows that will open, I run the hose out the building. For those that I don't have windows I haven't come up with a good solution yet. Ideas anyone? Physical plant has told me just to run hose from the lab on the 3rd floor all the way through the building and out the front door. I understand the reasoning behind prohibiting floor drains - but can't they come up with drains that will remain closed until someone opens them? Karen Smith, CSMM Chemistry Stockroom Manager/ CHO Whitman College 345 Boyer Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 509 527-5272 On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:21 PM, List Moderator wrote: > From: "Celia K. Williams"
> 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? > Thanks > Celia > >
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