Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 09:01:13 -0400
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From: Don Wanamaker <dwanamaker**At_Symbol_Here**EMLWEB.COM>
Organization: Environmental Management, Ltd.
Subject: Re: FW: Lab safety showers

I agree with Don's recommendation to invite the OSHA Consultant (affiliated w/ the Consultation Program) but first get upper management approval.  In the private sector, the "boss" shouldn't be in a position to second guess you (after the inspection).  Remember to abate any imminent hazards before the consultation and have them (him/her) sign in before your preinspection meeting.
Don Wanamaker
Environmental Management, Ltd.
(888) 4-EMLWEB or (888-436-5932)
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From: "Long, Don" <don.long**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: November 4, 2010 8:00:08 AM EDT
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] FW: Lab safety showers

Request an OSHA "Consultation" visit and bring up the SSEW issue with them. If there is an issue they'll be happy to "assist" and recommend appropriate fixes. That'll eliminate any mis-understandings out there and ensure that the right course of action is followed. If that doesn't work, when OSHA comes back and cites the organization for failing to have the proper SSEW system in place, then I'm sure the right thing will happen. 

Too often we forget that we have resources such as the Federal and State OSHA offices which provide services such as this - "free" on-site visits to help folks do the right thing. I'd suggest that we utilize and listen to these experts before asking others where safety is concerned.

Don A. Long
Southwest Research Institute Laboratory
Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
PO Box 20130
White Hall, AR  71612

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