Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:30:13 -0400
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From: "Norwood, Brad" <Brad.Norwood**At_Symbol_Here**ARISTALABS.COM>
Subject: Re: Lab safety showers
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That may or may not be true in the case that initiated this discussion, but I have been told on several different occasions by differen t individuals (county inspectors, mainly) that shower discharge could not be released and had to be contained.

So this IS a common misconception among local officia ls, and I for one very much appreciate being made aware of the EPA letter!!!!!

This listserve is a valuable resource!  Thanks to all w ho contribute!

Dr. Bradley K. Norwood

Laboratory Director

Arista Laboratories

1941 Reymet Road

Richmond, VA  23237

(804) 271-5572 ext. 307

(804) 641-4641 (cell)


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From: DCHAS-L Discu ssion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Betsy Shelton
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab safety showers

My understanding is tha t the curb is meant to keep any spill that may occur in the laboratory from reach ing the drain; it is not meant to contain the drench water.  There has bee n no mention of containing or collecting the drench water (thank goodness).

Best regards,

Betsy Shelton

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Gordon Kroemer <gkroeme**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

How will the 1” high curb prevent 300-600 gallons of water (with the hazm at) from entering the floor drain?  Looks like normal governmentese.

Gordon J. Kroemer, CSP, NRCC-CHO
Director, Office of EHS
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Street, A508
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-883-2204 fax

On 28/10/10 12:16, "ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM" & lt;ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM> wro te:

Oh, like that's going to work!  The volume of water comming off that showe r will turn that shower area into a I inch-deep pond surrounded on 4 sides wi th mini falls.  I'd love to find out who thought up that one.  Monon a

In a message dated 10/28/2010 2:34:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, retrosynthesis**At_Symbol_Here**G MAIL.COM writes:

I am currently involved in construction of two new laboratories and was instructed by the city commercial building review department to include a 1" high curb around the shower area to keep hazmat from entering the f loor drain in the event of a spill.  Also, the curb has to be sloped on bot h sides to allow accessibility.

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