Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:48:34 -0700
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From: Gordon Kroemer <gkroeme**At_Symbol_Here**LINFIELD.EDU>
Subject: Re: shower berm
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Have you experienced a shower.  I have not found a drain yet that cou ld handle the flow.  That means the excess water would soon overflow an d mix with the hazmat.  Then this material will be spread out of the la b.  So now you need to decon the whole floor/building.  Nice way t o contain a spill, if that is the concern.  

Wouldn’t it be better to put the berm at the entrances to the lab wit h no drain.  At least that way 20 X 30 lab would be able to contain app roximately 300 gallons (15 minutes times 20 gallons per minute). Oh-oh, my s howers produce approximately 40 gallons per minute. Of course, the person in the shower would need a platform so they would not be standing in the hazma t.  Also, would anyone be able to get to the person to provide treatmen t until the hazmat was cleaned?

Good intentions, but like somebody already said, this gives safety a bad na me.

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 29/10/10 05:51, "Williams, Mark" <Mark.Williams**At_Symbol_Here**TELEDYNEES.COM> wrote:

Sorry everybody, but you ar e mixing up two ideas. They asked for the 1” berm to prevent a chemica l spill elsewhere in the lab from gaining access to the sewer system. The id ea of capturing shower water for disposal as hazardous waste is a different idea.

Mark Williams
Teledyne Energy Systems Inc.
38 Loveton Cr
Sparks MD 21152

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