Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:54:37 -0400
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From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Pull-Down Eyewash Units
We are performing renovations, and the project engineers, citing cost
savings, have made the suggestion to install pull-down eyewash stations
which are ANSI compliant (what they have suggested is a Guardian GBF 1849
unit that would be sink-mounted and appropriate for both handicapped and
other users; tempered water would be piped to the eyewash).
If you have experience with pull-down units similar to this and would
like to share good/bad/indifferent thoughts on their use in training
students, maintenance, and operation, I would welcome your comments--my
only experience has been with the 'paddle'-type eyewash units which have
their own basin and are generally plumbed to the sanitary line.
Please feel free to contact me off-line if you would prefer...I would also
be willing to share responses (scrubbed of any identifying info) if you
would be willing.
Lastly, if you have labs with these units and your institution is
located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or southern Vermont and would be
able to spend 20 minutes showing me them in actual operation, I would be
Many thanks to a group with awesome knowledge and experience!
Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory &
Clark Science Center
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