Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:49:39 -0700
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From: David H Silberman <davidhs**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Definition of "tepid"
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< div style='font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000'>Be really careful with this one...

California does not enforce the current ANSI s tandard (Cal/OSHA's current Standard refers to ANSI Z358.1-1 981 and there is no mention of the word "tepid"). 

So here's a question: How many of you have actually "washed you r eyes" for even just a few minutes using the pre-tepid systems?  If n ot, you may want to try it!  From one who has (as a test, not a necess ity and over a sink with a drain), it's not that bad and I readily understo od the need for "hands-free"devices: holding one's eyelids open and grittin g down (make a wooden "chomp" dowel available?) does work and my eyes got u sed to the temperature within a minute or two.


David H. Silberman
Directo r, Health and Safety Programs
Stanford University School of Medicine
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From: "Brady Arnold" <barnold**At_Symbol_Here**XENOTECHLLC.COM>
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Sent: Tuesda y, August 16, 2011 8:53:22 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Definition of "tepid"

60 F may be too cold and hypothermia could still be a concern for extended washing. However, 100F is just above body temp, it should be p retty good for an eyewash.



Brady P. Arnold

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:26 AM< br>To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Definition of "tepid"


I know we=E2=80=99ve beaten this one to death already but I wasn =E2=80=99t paying attention and now I need the collective brain.  I fo und ANSI says that "tepid=" is between 60 and 100F.  Bu t I seem to recall other advice that suggests this is too wide of a range =E2=80=93 60F is uncomfortably cold and 100F is far too hot for an eyewash.


What do you g uys think?


Tha nks,


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Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Offi cer
Environmental Health and Safety
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