Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:50:36 -0600
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Pull-Down Eyewash Units
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Please be sure you are using the latest ANSI Standard:  ANSI/ISEA Z3 58.1-2009 American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Showe r
Equipment (there are earlier versions, but some things have changed).&nbs p; If so, then any equipment manufacture whose products meet all the criteria in the Standard should be acceptable.  If you are NOT using the latest version, I highly recommend you obtain a copy from:
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
1901 North Moore street
Arlington, VA 22209-1762
(703) 525-1695
Best contact person there is Cristine Fargo.
We are still working on a Selection and Use Guide to accompany the Standard , and Cristine Fargo could advise you on its status.
NOTE:  I get no financial compensation from this organization .
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Voting Member, ISEA Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment Product Intere st Group


Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:54:37 -0400
From: mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU
Subjec t: [DCHAS-L] Pull-Down Eyewash Units
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU

Good afternoon--
We are performing renovations, and the project engineers, citing c ost savings, have made the suggestion to install pull-down eyewash statio ns which are ANSI compliant (what they have suggested is a Guardian GBF 184 9 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 studen ts, maintenance, and operation, I would welcome your comments--my onl y experience has been with the 'paddle'-type eyewash units which have their own basin and are generally plumbed to the sanitary line.  Please f eel free to contact me off-line if you would prefer...I would also be willi ng to share responses (scrubbed of any identifying info) if you would be wi lling.
Lastly, if you have labs with these units and your institution is lo cated in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or southern Vermont and would be a ble to spend 20 minutes showing me them in actual operation, I would be m ost grateful! 
Many thanks to a group with awesome knowledge and experience!
Marga ret
Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & ; Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northamp ton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3 786

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