That is consistent with the 2009 version of the standard. Their definition states: "A flushing fluid temperature conducive to promoting a minimum 15 minute irrigation period. A suitable range is 16-38 degrees C (60-100 degrees F)." John Bristol Director, Environmental Health and Safety Andover Site Operations Unit Eisai Inc. Four Corporate Drive Andover, MA 01810 Phone: (978) 837-4825 Mobile: (603) 620-2606 Email: john_bristol**At_Symbol_Here**eisai.com From: "Ringen, Sonja G."
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Date: 03/23/2011 03:52 PM Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] definition of 'tepid' in Z358 Sent by: DCHAS-L Discussion List The ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2004 standard, "American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment", states in Appendix B: B6. Delivered Flushing Fluid. É..Medical recommendations suggest a flushing fluid at tepid temperatures be delivered to affected chemically-injured tissue. Temperatures in excess of 38 degrees C (100 degrees F) have proven to be harmful to the eyes and can enhance chemical interaction with the eyes and skin. While cold flushing fluid temperatures provide immediate cooling after chemical contact, prolonged exposure to cold fluids affect the ability to maintain adequate body temperature and can result in the premature cessation of first aid treatment. Recent information indicates that a temperature of 60 degrees F is suitable for the lower parameter for tepid flushing fluid without causing hypothermia to the equipment user. I read that to mean tepid is a range of 60-100 degrees F. At NIST/Boulder, we specify 75-95 degrees F. Sonja Ringen Safety Specialist Boulder Safety, Health and Environment Division National Institute of Standards and Technology 325 Broadway, MC 153.02 Boulder, CO 80305 Work: 303-497-7389 Mobile: 303-961-9251 From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 1:04 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] definition of 'tepid' in Z358 All: I vaguely remember a discussion somewhere about what temperature the water should be mixed to in eye wash stations. Could anyone tell me that this is? Thanks Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., industrial hygienist Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc. and Safety Officer, United Scenic Artist's, Local USA829 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes (IATSE) 181 Thompson St., #23 New York NY 10012-2586 212/777-0062 artscraftstheatersafety.org [This e-mail message may contain privileged, confidential and/or proprietary information of Eisai. If you believe that it has been sent to you in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete the message including any attachments, without copying, using, or distributing any of the information contained therein. This e-mail message should not be interpreted to include a digital or electronic signature that can be used to authenticate an agreement, contract or other legal document, nor to reflect an intention to be bound to any legally-binding agreement or contract.]
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