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
Please be sure you are using the latest ANSI Standard: ANSI/ISEA Z3
58.1-2009 American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Showe
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
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
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:54:37 -0400
t: [DCHAS-L] Pull-Down Eyewash Units
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
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
Many thanks to a group with awesome knowledge and experience!
Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory &
; Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
ton, MA. 01063
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